This introductory textbook is designed for undergraduate courses in Hydraulics and Pneumatics/Fluid Power/Oil Hydraulics taught in Mechanical, Industrial and Mechatronics branches of Engineering disciplines.
Besides focusing on the fundamentals, the book is a basic, practical guide that reflects field practices in design, operation and maintenance of fluid power systems - making it a useful reference for practising engineers specializing in the area of fluid power technology.Beginning with the concepts and principles of fluid power, the book provides clear-cut understanding of the functions of hydraulic elements, hydraulic power packs and pneumatic control units.
Striking an appropriate balance between theory and application, the text finally introduces students to practical information needed to understand troubleshooting about actual hydraulic and pneumatic systems as used in the industry.This title gives step-by-step methods of designing hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
It provides simple and logical explanation of programmable logic controllers used in hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
It explains applications of hydraulic circuits in machine tool industry. It elaborates on practical problems in a chapter on troubleshooting.
End-of-chapter review questions help students understand the fundamental principles and practical techniques for obtaining solutions.