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Introduction to Fluid Power 1st Edition
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
2.7 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
7.4 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.