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Hydraulics & Fluid Power Practical Calculations

Jurandir Primo, PE

This course is a basic introduction for calculation of Hydraulic & Fluid Power systems that is a section of technology that deals with the study and application of pressurized fluids and hydraulic oils to produce mechanical motion. Fluid power is the energy transmitted and controlled by means of a pressurized fluid, either liquid or gas. Hydraulics (oil or water) use liquids under pressure, while pneumatics use compressed air or other neutral gases.

The fundamental concepts of fluid power include both pneumatic (gas) and hydraulic (liquid) systems, and contain four basic components: reservoir/receiver, pump/compressor, valve, and cylinder. These systems include everyday applications, such as bulldozers, front-end loaders, excavators, height lever adjustors, door closer dampers, dental drills, vehicle brakes, and related equipment.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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