Introduction to Fluid Power

Introduction to Fluid Power

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Featuring easy-to-understand explanations of theory and underlying mathematics principles, this book provides readers with a complete introduction to fluid power, including hydraulics and pneumatics. The differences and similarities between hydraulics and pneumatics are identified, allowing readers to leverage their knowledge en route to new skills. Detailed color illustrations, photographs, and color-enhanced schematics are used effectively to add clarity to discussion of the construction and function of components. A dedicated section on component specifications is featured in each chapter, while realistic numbers are used and problems are stated in such a way as to develop practical system design skills. Knowledge of college-level algebra is assumed, but no trigonometry or calculus is required, making this book ideal for the technologist. Nomenclature, metric prefixes and conversion factors, equations, and graphic symbols are located in handy appendices for use by readers as they progress through the book. An introduction to the industry, plus a comprehensive glossary, is also included for the benefit of those who are just beginning their study of fluid power.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 202 x 234 x 18mm | 799.99g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 0766823652
  • 9780766823655
  • 1,075,079

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An Introduction to Fluid Power. Basic Principles of Hydraulics. Hydraulic Pumps. Hydraulic Cylinders. Hydraulic Motors. Hydraulic Directional Control. Hydraulic Pressure Control. Hydraulic Flow Control. Ancillary Hydraulic Components. Basic Principals of Pneumatics. Pneumatic Power Supply. Pneumatic Components. Electrical Control of Fluid Power. Nomenclature / Common Units. Metric (SI) Prefixes and Conversion Factors. Equations. Graphic Symbols. Glossary. Index.
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Table of contents

1An Introduction to Fluid Power
1.2Hydraulics vs. Pneumatics
1.5The Fluid Power Industry
1.7Review Questions
2Basic Principles of Hydraulics
2.2Pascal''''s Law
2.3Transmission & Multiplication of Force
2.4Basic Properties of Hydraulic Fluids
2.4.1 Mass vs. Weight
2.4.2 Density, Specific Weight & Specific Gravity
2.4.3 Viscosity
2.4.4 Bulk Modulus
2.5Liquid Flow
2.5.1 Flow Rate vs. Flow Velocity
2.5.2 The Continuity Equation
2.5.3 Bernoulli''''s Equation
2.5.4 Torricelli''''s Theorem
2.5.5 Laminar vs. Turbulent Flow
2.6Static Head Pressure
2.7Pressure Losses
2.9 Hydraulic Systems
2.10 Equations
2.11 Review Questions & Problems
3Hydraulic Pumps
3.2 Pump Flow & Pressure
3.3 Pump Drive Torque & Power
3.4Pump Efficiency
3.5Pump Types
3.5.1 Piston Pumps
3.5.2 Gear Pumps
3.5.3 Vane Pumps
3.6Pressure Compensated Pumps
3.7Cavitation and Aeration
3.8Graphic Symbols
3.9 Pump Specifications
3.9.1 Displacement, Flow rate and Drive Speed
3.9.2 Pressure
3.9.3 Efficiency
3.9.4 Fluids
3.9.5 Filtration
3.9.6 Physical Dimensions
3.9.7 Noise Level
3.9.8 Shaft Rotation
3.9.9 Inlet Pressure
3.10 Equations
3.11 Review Questions & Problems
4Hydraulic Cylinders
4.2Cylinder Force
4.3Cylinder Speed
4.4Cylinder Power
4.5Differential Flow
4.6Cylinder Types
4.7Graphic Symbols
4.8Cylinder Applications
4.9 Cylinder Specifications
4.9.1 Size
4.9.2 Mounting Styles
4.9.3 Other Specifications
4.10 Equations
4.11 Review Questions & Problems
5Hydraulic Motors
5.2Motor Types
5.3Motor Torque
5.4Motor Speed
5.5Motor Power
5.6Motor Efficiency
5.7Graphic Symbols
5.8Motor Applications
5.9 Motor Specifications
5.9.1 Motor Size & Physical Dimensions
5.9.2 Motor Performance
5.9.3 Speed and Pressure Ratings
5.9.4 Fluids
5.9.5 Filtration
5.10 Equations
5.11 Review Questions & Problems
6Hydraulic Directional Control
6.2Check Valves
6.3Shuttle Valves
6.4Two-Way Directional Control Valves
6.5Three-Way Directional Control Valves
6.6Four-Way Directional Control Valves
6.7Directional Control Valve Actuation
6.9Directional Control Valve Mounting
6.10 Directional Control Valve Specifications
6.11 Equations
6.12 Review Questions & Problems
7Hydraulic Pressure Control
7.2Pressure Relief Valves
7.3Unloading Valves
7.4Pressure Reducing Valves
7.5Sequence Valves
7.6Counterbalance Valves
7.7Brake Valves
7.8Pressure Compensated Pumps
7.9Pressure Control Valve Mounting
7.10 Pressure Control Valve Specifications
7.11 Review Questions & Problems
8Hydraulic Flow Control
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Flow Control Valve Types
8.3 Flow Coefficient
8.4 Circuits
8.5 Cushioned Cylinders
8.6 Flow Dividers
8.7 Flow Control Valve Specifications
8.8 Equations
8.9 Review Questions & Problems
9Ancillary Hydraulic Components
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Accumulators
9.3 Intensifiers
9.4 Reservoirs
9.5 Heat Exchangers
9.6 Filters
9.7 Instrumentation & Measurement
9.7.1 Pressure Gauges
9.7.2 Flow Meters
9.7.3 Temperature Gauges
9.8 Conduits & Fittings
9.8.1 Pipe
9.8.2 Tubing
9.8.3 Hose
9.9 Seals & Bearings
9.10 Hydraulic Fluids
9.11 Equations
9.12 Review Questions & Problems
10Basic Principals of Pneumatics
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Absolute Pressure & Temperature
10.3 Gas Laws
10.4 Gas Flow
10.5 Vacuum
10.6 Pneumatic Systems
10.7 Equations
10.8 Review Questions & Problems
11Pneumatic Power Supply
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Compressor Types
11.3 Compressor Sizing
11.4 Vacuum Pumps
11.5 Equations
11.6 Review Questions & Problems
12Pneumatic Components
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Pneumatic Cylinders
12.3 Pneumatic Motors
12.4 Other Pneumatic Actuators
12.5 Pneumatic Directional Control Valves
12.6 Pneumatic Flow Control Valves
12.7 Air Preparation
12.7.1 Pressure Relief Valves
12.7.2 Pressure Regulators
12.7.3 Filters
12.7.4 Lubricators
12.7.5 Combined Conditioning units
12.7.6 Water Removal
12.8 Air Distribution
12.9 Equations
12.10 Review Questions & Problems
13Electrical Control of Fluid Power
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Solenoid Valves
13.3 Proportional and Servo Valves
13.4 Pump controls
13.5 Review Questions
ANomenclature / Common Units
BMetric (SI) Prefixes and Conversion Factors
B.1Metric (SI) Prefixes
B.2Conversion factors
B.3How To Use Conversion Factors
DGraphic Symbols
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