MET 230 – Fluid Power

Course Description

A study of Compressible and Incompressible fluid statics and dynamics as applied to industrial hydraulic and pneumatic circuits and controls.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to solve fluid power problems involving the relationships between flow, power, speed, and pressure. (1.1, 1.2: a, b, f)
2. Demonstrate understanding of application of the conservation of energy equation to fluid power systems. (1.1, 1.2: a, b, f)
3. Demonstrate understanding of pumps, actuators, hydraulic transmissions, and efficiency. (1.1: a, b, f)
4. Describe the purpose and operation of pneumatic and hydraulic components. (1.1: a, b, f)
5. Design, draw, and test simple hydraulic and pneumatic circuits. (1.1: c, d)
6. Design fluid power systems with off the shelf components. (1.1: d, f)
7. Identify opportunities for lifelong learning through various certifications. 2.2, 2.4: h)
8. Understand, use, and program PLC automation with pneumatic circuits. (a, b, c)