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Fluid Power Curricula

Do you want to teach fluid power to your undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students?

The fluid power industry has identified the competencies that they would like to see in newly graduated Mechanical Engineering students. The resources below are being used by your academic colleagues to teach them.

  Build a McKibben Air Muscle Optimize an Air Engine with Electronic Valve Timing Fluid Power System Dynamics Textbook Report on Pneumatics in 2.007 Lecture on Pneumatics in 2.007 Exam for 2.007 Course MET 2313 Fundamentals of Hydraulic Fluid Power NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Online Fundamentals of Fluid Power Course Development of Fluid Power Based Modules, Lawrence Tech University
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Understand fluid power benefits and limitations     X X X X X   X X
Conceptual and theoretical understanding of fluid power laws and principles (including energy transfer and power efficiency)   X X X X X     X X
Understand fluid power components and circuits   X X       X   X  
Understand machine level requirements and translate into fluid power system requirements     X X X X X X X  
Can apply design, simulation and analysis tools to fluid power components and systems     X       X X X  
Can appropriately size components in fluid power systems     X X X X X X X X
Can integrate sensing and electronic control functions with fluid power components and systems     X X X X     X X
Hands-on experience with fluid power components and systems X X X X X X X X X X
Can inspect, analyze and develop corrective action for product failure             X X X  

 

In addition, the fluid power industry suggests incorporating the following competencies with the following standard mechanical engineering courses.
  • Fundamentals of Design and Manufacturing
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanisms and Machine Design
  • System Dynamics and Control
  • Thermodynamics
  • Senior Design

1. Understand fluid power benefits and limitations.

3. Understand fluid power components and circuits.

5. Can apply design, simulation and analysis tools to fluid power components and systems.

6. Can appropriately size components in fluid power systems.

1. Understand fluid power benefits and limitations.

2. Conceptual and theoretical understanding of fluid power laws and principles.

6. Can appropriately size components in fluid power systems.

8. Hands-on experience with fluid power components and systems. (Lab experience)

1. Understand fluid power benefits and limitations.

3. Understand fluid power components and circuits.

4. Understand machine level requirements and translate into fluid power system requirements.

6. Can appropriately size components in fluid power systems.

8. Hands-on experience with fluid power components and systems (Lab experience)

9. Can inspect, analyze and develop corrective action for product failure.

1. Understand fluid power benefits and limitations.

4. Understand machine level requirements and translate into fluid power system requirements.

5. Can apply design, simulation and analysis tools to fluid power components and systems.

7. Can integrate sensing and electronic control functions with fluid power components and systems.

2. Conceptual and theoretical understanding of fluid power laws and principles.

7. Can integrate sensing and electronic control functions with fluid power components and systems.

4. Understand machine level requirements and translate into fluid power system requirements.

5. Can apply design, simulation and analysis tools to fluid power components and systems.

6. Can appropriately size components in fluid power systems.

8. Hands-on experience with fluid power components and systems

9. Can inspect, analyze and develop corrective action for product failure.

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