Applied Fluid Power Design and Engineering

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9780071798228: Applied Fluid Power Design and Engineering

A complete guide to designing, testing, and troubleshooting high-performance fluid power systems

With industrial case studies, examples, and chapter exercises, Applied Fluid Power Design and Engineering examines the design, analysis, operation, and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power systems. The book covers everything from fundamentals through advanced applications in materials and conductors, control, instrumentation, and feedback.

Applied Fluid Power Design and Engineering features

  • Fluid power technology basics
  • Advanced applied topics in current fluid systems practices
  • Servo control systems practice for industrial and aerospace applications
  • Computational techniques for modern computer simulation in component and systems design
  • Details on modern materials engineering as it relates to fluid power
  • Fundamentals of feedback control techniques

Coverage includes:
Historical Background of Modern Fluid Power; The Fundamentals of Fluid Power; Design of the Machine Elements of Fluid Power; Materials in Fluid Power Systems; Fluid Conductors; Fluid Power Converters; Limited Motion Actuators; Valves Controlling Flow; Valves Controlling Pressure; Systems and Circuit Accessories; Fluid Power Systems Instrumentation; Control Application of Fluid Power

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About the Author:

Hansjoerg Stern is a retired practicing engineer and Professor Emeritus, Purdue University. He spent 14 years teaching undergraduate and graduate engineering students at Purdue’s College of Technology and has more than 35 years of professional experience in fluid power control equipment design and development at the General Electric Co. and aerospace fluid power standardization work at the Society of Automotive Engineers. Stern holds 15 patents and is the coauthor of Design of Hydraulic Control Systems. He currently teaches at Cape Cod Community College.

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