M-018 Fluid Power Part 1

M-018 Fluid Power Part 1

Fluid Power Part 1

The Fluid Power Part 1 online 3 PDH course is a part of the Mechanical Engineering category of courses.

Fluid power is a term which was created to include the generation, control, and application of smooth, effective power of pumped or compressed fluids (either liquids or gases) when this power is used to provide force and motion to mechanisms. This force and motion maybe in the form of pushing, pulling, rotating, regulating, or driving. Fluid power includes hydraulics, which involves liquids, and pneumatics, which involves gases. Liquids and gases are similar in many respects.

This course presents many of the fundamental concepts in the fields of hydraulics and pneumatics. It covers the characteristics of liquids and the factors affecting them. It also explains the behavior of liquids at rest, identifies the characteristics of liquids in motion, and explains the operation of basic hydraulic components. The course provides guidelines on the qualities of fluids acceptable for hydraulic systems and the types of fluids used.

This course is based on United States Navy Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 12964), “Fluid Power”.

This course is intended for mechanical, civil, process & industrial and oil & gas engineers, and other design and construction professionals wanting to learn about fluid power and its use.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this PDH online continuing education course, you will be able to:

  • Explain transmission of forces through liquids
  • Describe factors influencing forces in liquids
  • Explain motion of liquids and its properties
  • Describe factors influencing flow of liquids
  • Describe properties of hydraulic fluids
  • List type and properties of hydraulic fluids

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