Introduction to Fluid Power 1st Edition
James L. Johnson
ISBN-13: 9780766823655 | ISBN-10: 0766823652
© 2002 | Published |  448  Pages

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Featuring easy-to-understand explanations of theory and underlying mathematics principles, this book provides readers with a complete introduction to fluid power, including hydraulics and pneumatics. The differences and similarities between hydraulics and pneumatics are identified, allowing readers to leverage their knowledge en route to new skills. Detailed color illustrations, photographs, and color-enhanced schematics are used effectively to add clarity to discussion of the construction and function of components. A dedicated section on component specifications is featured in each chapter, while realistic numbers are used and problems are stated in such a way as to develop practical system design skills. Knowledge of college-level algebra is assumed, but no trigonometry or calculus is required, making this book ideal for the technologist. Nomenclature, metric prefixes and conversion factors, equations, and graphic symbols are located in handy appendices for use by readers as they progress through the book. An introduction to the industry, plus a comprehensive glossary, is also included for the benefit of those who are just beginning their study of fluid power.



  • 1 An Introduction to Fluid Power
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Hydraulics vs. Pneumatics
    1.3 Standards
    1.4 Applications
    1.5 The Fluid Power Industry
    1.6 Units
    1.7 Review Questions
    2 Basic Principles of Hydraulics
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Pascal''s Law
    2.3 Transmission & Multiplication of Force
    2.4 Basic Properties of Hydraulic Fluids
    2.4.1 Mass vs. Weight
    2.4.2 Density, Specific Weight & Specific Gravity
    2.4.3 Viscosity
    2.4.4 Bulk Modulus
    2.5 Liquid Flow
    2.5.1 Flow Rate vs. Flow Velocity
    2.5.2 The Continuity Equation
    2.5.3 Bernoulli''s Equation
    2.5.4 Torricelli''s Theorem
    2.5.5 Laminar vs. Turbulent Flow
    2.6 Static Head Pressure
    2.7 Pressure Losses
    2.8 Power
    2.9 Hydraulic Systems
    2.10 Equations
    2.11 Review Questions & Problems
    3 Hydraulic Pumps
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Pump Flow & Pressure
    3.3 Pump Drive Torque & Power
    3.4 Pump Efficiency
    3.5 Pump Types
    3.5.1 Piston Pumps
    3.5.2 Gear Pumps
    3.5.3 Vane Pumps
    3.6 Pressure Compensated Pumps
    3.7 Cavitation and Aeration
    3.8 Graphic Symbols
    3.9 Pump Specifications
    3.9.1 Displacement, Flow rate and Drive Speed
    3.9.2 Pressure
    3.9.3 Efficiency
    3.9.4 Fluids
    3.9.5 Filtration
    3.9.6 Physical Dimensions
    3.9.7 Noise Level
    3.9.8 Shaft Rotation
    3.9.9 Inlet Pressure
    3.10 Equations
    3.11 Review Questions & Problems
    4 Hydraulic Cylinders
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Cylinder Force
    4.3 Cylinder Speed
    4.4 Cylinder Power
    4.5 Differential Flow
    4.6 Cylinder Types
    4.7 Graphic Symbols
    4.8 Cylinder Applications
    4.9 Cylinder Specifications
    4.9.1 Size
    4.9.2 Mounting Styles
    4.9.3 Other Specifications
    4.10 Equations
    4.11 Review Questions & Problems
    5 Hydraulic Motors
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Motor Types
    5.3 Motor Torque
    5.4 Motor Speed
    5.5 Motor Power
    5.6 Motor Efficiency
    5.7 Graphic Symbols
    5.8 Motor Applications
    5.9 Motor Specifications
    5.9.1 Motor Size & Physical Dimensions
    5.9.2 Motor Performance
    5.9.3 Speed and Pressure Ratings
    5.9.4 Fluids
    5.9.5 Filtration
    5.10 Equations
    5.11 Review Questions & Problems
    6 Hydraulic Directional Control
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Check Valves
    6.3 Shuttle Valves
    6.4 Two-Way Directional Control Valves
    6.5 Three-Way Directional Control Valves
    6.6 Four-Way Directional Control Valves
    6.7 Directional Control Valve Actuation
    6.8 Circuits
    6.9 Directional Control Valve Mounting
    6.10 Directional Control Valve Specifications
    6.11 Equations
    6.12 Review Questions & Problems
    7 Hydraulic Pressure Control
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Pressure Relief Valves
    7.3 Unloading Valves
    7.4 Pressure Reducing Valves
    7.5 Sequence Valves
    7.6 Counterbalance Valves
    7.7 Brake Valves
    7.8 Pressure Compensated Pumps
    7.9 Pressure Control Valve Mounting
    7.10 Pressure Control Valve Specifications
    7.11 Review Questions & Problems
    8 Hydraulic Flow Control
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Flow Control Valve Types
    8.3 Flow Coefficient
    8.4 Circuits
    8.5 Cushioned Cylinders
    8.6 Flow Dividers
    8.7 Flow Control Valve Specifications
    8.8 Equations
    8.9 Review Questions & Problems
    9 Ancillary Hydraulic Components
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Accumulators
    9.3 Intensifiers
    9.4 Reservoirs
    9.5 Heat Exchangers
    9.6 Filters
    9.7 Instrumentation & Measurement
    9.7.1 Pressure Gauges
    9.7.2 Flow Meters
    9.7.3 Temperature Gauges
    9.8 Conduits & Fittings
    9.8.1 Pipe
    9.8.2 Tubing
    9.8.3 Hose
    9.9 Seals & Bearings
    9.10 Hydraulic Fluids
    9.11 Equations
    9.12 Review Questions & Problems
    10 Basic Principals of Pneumatics
    10.1 Introduction
    10.2 Absolute Pressure & Temperature
    10.3 Gas Laws
    10.4 Gas Flow
    10.5 Vacuum
    10.6 Pneumatic Systems
    10.7 Equations
    10.8 Review Questions & Problems
    11 Pneumatic Power Supply
    11.1 Introduction
    11.2 Compressor Types
    11.3 Compressor Sizing
    11.4 Vacuum Pumps
    11.5 Equations
    11.6 Review Questions & Problems
    12 Pneumatic Components
    12.1 Introduction
    12.2 Pneumatic Cylinders
    12.3 Pneumatic Motors
    12.4 Other Pneumatic Actuators
    12.5 Pneumatic Directional Control Valves
    12.6 Pneumatic Flow Control Valves
    12.7 Air Preparation
    12.7.1 Pressure Relief Valves
    12.7.2 Pressure Regulators
    12.7.3 Filters
    12.7.4 Lubricators
    12.7.5 Combined Conditioning units
    12.7.6 Water Removal
    12.8 Air Distribution
    12.9 Equations
    12.10 Review Questions & Problems
    13 Electrical Control of Fluid Power
    13.1 Introduction
    13.2 Solenoid Valves
    13.3 Proportional and Servo Valves
    13.4 Pump controls
    13.5 Review Questions
    Appendices
    A Nomenclature / Common Units
    B Metric (SI) Prefixes and Conversion Factors
    B.1 Metric (SI) Prefixes
    B.2 Conversion factors
    B.3 How To Use Conversion Factors
    C Equations
    D Graphic Symbols
    Glossary
    Index

    • Color is used in technical illustrations throughout the book, improving the readers' ability to distinguish between the parts that make up a component.
    • Schematics feature flow paths traced in color, so that readers can learn to read schematics while gaining an understanding of basic circuit operations.
    • Equations and examples for US Customary and SI (Metric) units are given separately, providing the flexibility to cover both systems or place more emphasis on one vs. the other.
    • Component specifications sections are featured in each chapter, offering insight into how components are evaluated and selected from manufacturers' catalogs.
    • Chapters on components are designed to stand-alone and may be covered in any order, so that they correspond to laboratory exercises.
    • Answers to problems presented in the book appear in an appendix, allowing readers to gauge their understanding of key concepts and identify topics requiring further study.
    For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

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