Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

MH 106 - Pneumatics and Hydraulics

Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the fundamental concepts and current practices of industrial pneumatic and hydraulic systems used in a manufacturing environment. Each course module will cover pneumatic and hydraulic theory along with hands-on practical applications and laboratory assignments. Topics of study include power sources, reservoirs, pumps, compressors, lines, valves and actuators, identifying the symbols used in pneumatic and hydraulic diagrams, performing calculations of force, energy, power, and designing practical applications of pneumatics and hydraulics.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • read and interpret technical fluid power documentation in order to be able to consult with experts;
  • present information and ideas about fluid power effectively in various contexts and formats, both written and oral;
  • sketch basic flow diagrams of pneumatic and hydraulic systems;
  • apply basic algebraic equations to the solution of problems involving pressure, area, torque, work, power, efficiency, Pascal’s Law, Ideal and General Gas Laws and other basic fluid power equations;
  • read, analyze and utilize the technical documents such as data sheets, circuit diagrams, displacement step diagrams, timing diagrams, and function charts for the pneumatic and hydraulic components within a mechatronic system;
  • locate, identify and document causes of malfunctions in pneumatic and hydraulic circuits based upon the technical documentation; and
  • demonstrate safe working practices with pneumatic and hydraulic applications.