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ME 4232  Lecture
Notes (Fall 2015)

Class Material
Class 1: Introduction to Fluid Power
Topics: Introductions, Syllabus, Fluid Power
Fundamentals
Class 2: Fluid Power Fundamentals
Topics: Bernoulli's Equation, Flow Control Valves
(Needle Valve, PressureCompensated Flow Control
Valve), Direct and Pilot Operated Relief Valves
Class 3: Hydraulic Circuits
Topics: Series & Parallel Connections, Analogies
to Electrical Circuits, Flow Control Circuits
(Meterin, Meterout, Bleedoff)
Class 4: Hydraulic Fluids
Topics: Check and PilottoOpenCheck; Flow
divider/combiner; Roles of Hydraulic Fluid,
Viscosity (Viscous Friction, Internal Pipe Flow,
Leakage)
Class 5: Fluid Properties: Bulk Modulus, Fluid
Inertia
Topics: Viscosity, Bulk Modulus, Fluid Inertia
Class 6: Hydraulic Pumps
Topics: Power Steering Valve, Pump Classification
(Positive vs. NonPositive Displacement,
Architectures), Pumping Theory (Flow Ripple,
Inefficiencies, Cavitation), Hydrostatic
Transmissions and Transformers
Class 7: Pump theory, hydrostats. Hydraulic
Hybrids; Electrohydraulics intro
Class 8: Guest lecture  D. Harvey (MTS)
EH lab supplement:
Class 9: System Identification
Class 10: Control design, feedback, Pcontrol,
PI control (1)
Class 11: ProportionalIntegral (2), feedforward
and Internal Model Control
Class 12: Review  Systems and Control
Class 13: Review  Hydraulics
FINAL EXAM 
 2 sides of letter size crib sheets
allowed
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From: Spring 2014
Class 14: Course Review (Systems/Control)
Class 15: Course Review (Hydraulics)
Lecture Notes from Previous Semesters

