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ME4232 - Lecture Notes (Spring 2014)

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, Pressure-Compensated Flow Control Valve), Direct and Pilot Operated Relief Valves

Class 3: Hydraulic Circuits

Topics: Series & Parallel Connections, Analogies to Electrical Circuits, Flow Control Circuits (Meter-in, Meter-out, Bleed-off), Check Valves

Class 4: Hydraulic Fluids

Topics: Roles of Hydraulic Fluid, Viscosity (Viscous Friction, Internal Pipe Flow, Leakage), Bulk Modulus, Fluid Inertia

Class 5: Valve Modeling

Topics: Flow Divider/Combiner Valve, Pressure Reducing Valve, Directional Control Valves

Class 6: Hydraulic Pumps

Topics: Power Steering Valve, Pump Classification (Positive vs. Non-Positive Displacement, Architectures), Pumping Theory (Flow Ripple, Inefficiencies, Cavitation), Hydrostatic Transmissions

Class 7: System Dynamics Review & Sensors, Signal Conditioning, and DAQ Systems

Topics: Review of System Dynamics and Controls, Overview of Sensing and Data Acquisition for Servo Hydraulic Test Stands

Class 8: Servo Hydraulic Systems

Topics: Servo-valve function, characteristics, sizing, and systems

Class 9: Closed-Loop Response, PID Control - Part I

Class 10: PID Control - Part II

Class 11: Feedforward Control

Class 12: Internal Model & Adaptive Control

Class 13: Guest Speaker: Paul Carroll (MTS Systems) / Force Control

Class 14: Guest Speaker: Mike Olson (Eaton Corporation) / Course Review

Class 15: Research Topics / Challenges in Hydraulic System Design

Lecture Notes from Previous Semesters

Lecture Notes Packet (Fall 2010)

Lecture Video Captures (Spring 2012)

Lecture Notes (Fall 2012)

Lecture Notes (Fall 2013)