COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Fluid Power Drives and Controls
Course Code: 
15MEC250
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Fluid Power Drives and Controls' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Basic principles - Hydraulic Principles. Hydraulic Actuators – Linear, Rotary - Selection – Characteristics.

Hydraulic Valves: Pressure, Flow, Direction Controls - proportional control valve. Fluid power symbols. Hydraulic circuits: Reciprocating, Quick return, Sequencing, synchronizing and other industrial circuits etc.

Unit 2

Design of Hydraulic circuits: Selection and sizing of components - calculation of frictional head loss - equivalent length for various components - actuator load calculation - pump sizing.

Unit 3

Pneumatic system fundamentals: FRL, actuators and valves. Logic Circuits - Position - Pressure Sensing, switching, electro-pneumatic systems.

Design of Pneumatic circuits using Karnaugh maps. Cascade-Step counter. Combination methods.

PLC programming – Microprocessors - Principles of Low Cost Automation - Case studies.

  • Esposito A. - ‘Fluid Power with Applications’ - Pearson Education - 2005 - 5th Edition
  • Michael J., Pinches and Ashby J. G. - ‘Power Hydraulics’ - Prentice Hall - 1989
  • Parr A. - ‘Hydraulics and Pneumatics’ – Jaico - 1999.
  • Pease D. A., and Pippenger J. A. - ‘Basic Fluid Power’ - Prentice Hall - 1987
  • Majumdar - ‘Oil Hydraulics and Pneumatics’ - Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited - 2005