Fluid Power Part 1 Hydraulic Principles

Course Number: M-4025
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Fluid Power Part 1 Hydraulic Principles, you'll learn ...

  • Fluid property fundamentals pertinent to the study of hydraulics
  • The five (5) basic components of a hydraulic system
  • The operation of simple hydraulic fluid applications, including hydraulic jacks and brakes
  • Factors to consider when selecting a hydraulic fluid

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 29 pages

Most modern machinery today uses fluid power principles to do work so as to make our lives easier. Think about your car's brakes and how, by stepping on the brake pedal, you apply stopping pressure on the brakes on all four wheels. The ease with which we drive and steer our cars today is because of fluid power.

You see fluid power at automobile service centers lifting the cars so that mechanics can work underneath them, and many elevators are hydraulically-operated using the same technique. There are numerous such applications that rely on fluid power that are obviously very adaptable, but how do they actually work?

This 4 hour course provides an understanding of basic hydraulics principles and presents an overview of fluid power systems.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learn the behavior of liquids at rest and the factors affecting transmission of forces through liquids
  • Fluid properties such as density, viscosity, flow rates, velocity, temperature, pressure, head and their relationships
  • Pascal's law and pressure and force in fluid power systems
  • The behavior of liquids in motion and the factors involved in flow
  • Hydraulic principles - calculation of required pressure, required flow and required power
  • Understand Bernoulli's principle and learn how to calculate the fluid velocity or flow rate in a specified fluid system using the continuity equation
  • Understand the relationship of force, pressure and head
  • Understand the operation of basic hydraulic components and their application in hydraulic jacks and hydraulic brakes
  • The quality of fluids acceptable for hydraulic systems
  • The safety precautions required when handling potentially hazardous fluids

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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