Hydraulic Power System Analysis

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The excitement and the glitz of mechatronics has shifted the engineering community’s attention away from fluid power systems in recent years. However, fluid power still remains advantageous in many applications compared to electrical or mechanical power transmission methods. Designers are left with few practical resources to help in the design and analysis of fluid power systems, especially when approaching fluid power for the first time.

Helping you overcome these hurdles, Hydraulic Power System Analysis demonstrates modern computer-aided analytical techniques used to model nonlinear, dynamic fluid power systems. Following an overview of fluid power, the authors examine various relevant fluid properties, energy calculations, and steady state and dynamic analysis along with a review of automatic control theory. Turning to modeling, the next few chapters address valves and motors and then apply dynamic modeling to examples relating to pumps, hydrostatic transmissions, and valves. The book includes a unique chapter showing how to combine flow resistance equations with the differential equations governing dynamic system performance. The final chapter translates electrical circuit theory concepts to noise attenuation in fluid power systems.

Illustrated with many equations, practical computer modeling examples, and exercises, Hydraulic Power System Analysis provides a much-needed modernization of dynamic modeling for fluid power systems using powerful computational tools.

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Publisher
CRC Press
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Published on
Apr 17, 2006
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781420014587
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Mechanics / Fluids
Science / Mechanics / General
Technology & Engineering / Engineering (General)
Technology & Engineering / Mechanical
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Engineers not only need to understand the basics of how fluid power components work, but they must also be able to design these components into systems and analyze or model fluid power systems and circuits. There has long been a need for a comprehensive text on fluid power systems, written from an engineering perspective, which is suitable for an undergraduate-level course in fluid power.

Fluid Power Circuits and Controls: Fundamentals and Applications encourages students to think of the collection of components as a system. The author illustrates each concept with a circuit diagram, and as each component is discussed, immediately places it in a circuit and analyzes its performance. This approach allows students to immediately apply what they have learned and encourages them to think about how the component operating characteristics interact with the rest of the circuit.

Covering all aspects of the industry, this book:

Develops the basic concept for power delivery with fluids
Reviews basic concepts of fluid mechanics and discusses the key properties of the fluids
Discusses the creation and control of flow and the various methods used to control pressure in a circuit
Provides a detailed example of the classic problem of hydrostatic transmission design
Presents characteristics of auxiliary components and applicable SAE standards
Addresses pneumatics, focusing on the difference in power transmission for liquid and gas
Discusses servo valves and proportional valves without requiring a background in automatic controls

The text is richly illustrated, filled with fully worked example problems, and reinforced with exercises in each chapter. Fluid Power Circuits and Controls offers valuable design experience and the background its readers need to approach real-world fluid power problems with confidence.
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