DI1025: Hydraulics

Credits 5 Lab Hours 3 Lecture Hours 2 Clinical Hours 0
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After completing this course students should be able to. 1. Explain the fundamentals of the hydraulic system; 2. List the different types of hydraulic fluids. 3. Explain the basic operating principles common to all hydraulic systems. 4. Describe the relationship between flow rate and pressure. 5. Identify the common components of a hydraulic system. 6. Differentiate between the different types of lines used in hydraulic systems. 7. Describe the different fittings used on hydraulic lines and when it is appropriate to use each. 8. Identify and compare the different types of positive-displacement pumps. 9. Describe the operation of the various types of hydraulic pumps. 10. Describe the operation of variable-displacement pumps. 11. Explain the causes and effects of pump cavitation. 12. List the common causes of pump failure. 13. Differentiate between linear and rotary actuators. 14. Describe how hydraulic actuators are built. 15. Identify and describe the types of valves used in hydraulic systems. 16. Identify the types of hydraulic accumulators. 17. Describe how to operate and work with accumulators safely. 18. Identify the main areas of preventative maintenance for hydraulic systems. For each unit of credit, a minimum of three hours per week with one of the hours for class and two hours for studying/preparation outside of class is expected.