Fluid Power with Applications
Updated to reflect current fluid power technology and industrial applications, this text focuses on the design, analysis, operation, and maintenance ... Show synopsis Updated to reflect current fluid power technology and industrial applications, this text focuses on the design, analysis, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems. *NEW - Use of MathCad for optimization, shows students how to use MathCad for optimizing the operating performance of hydraulic systems. *NEW - Practical methods for controlling the speed of hydraulic cylinders and motors using flow control valves, provides students with realistic ways to obtain desired speeds of hydraulic cylinders and motors. *NEW - A clearer explanation of the performance of pumps and hydraulic motors, enhances student understanding of the operation of hydraulic pumps and motors. *NEW - Lists of key equations - Added to the end of each chapter, allows students to more easily access equations when needed in later chapters. *NEW - Updated examples problems and chapter-end exercises, introduces students to current industrial applications. *NEW - Earlier coverage of hydraulic systems, provides better subject continuity - hydraulics is now covered in its entirety before pneumatics is introduced. *NEW - Later coverage of maintenance-related properties of hydraulic fluids, allows students to develop an in-depth understanding of the operation of hydraulic systems before delving into maintenance-related subjects. *Clear presentation of both theory and applications, helps students to easily pick up the basics from the text and to optimize class time for more in-depth discussion of specific topics and techniques. *Extensively illustrated -With industry-provided cutaway drawings and illustrations of fluid power components and systems, allows instructors to better explain, and students to more readily understand, the operation of fluid power components and systems. *MathCad - Explains how to use computer software for analyzing hydraulic systems, lets students do extensive calculations in a more reasonable amount of time, and to focus more on learning concepts. *Balanced presentation of theory - appropriate for both 2- and 4-year programs, helps 2-year technology graduates make a smooth transition into 4-year programs.