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ME 285 - Fluid Power/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

A broad, general, and practical coverage of fluid power technology intended to acquaint students with basic design, functions and applications of fluid power components and systems in the area of hydraulics and pneumatics.

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

  • recognize and relate the principles of fluid mechanics and energy transfer to fluid power applications;
  • identify and apply the A.N.S.I.; National Fluid Power Symbols and analyze fundamental circuits;
  • formulate and apply the theory to find and analyze the solutions to problems of practical fluid power in industry;
  • utilize the related computer software to find solutions for fluid power applications;
  • setup the fluid power lab apparatus, run experiments, and collect data by taking measurements; and
  • create valuable technical reports using charts and graphs, which would demonstrate the relationship between different factors and help to develop an understanding, explanation, and justification for the related theory.

Prerequisites: MT 121/MT 125, ME 114