ME 666 Fluid Power Control (3 0 3)

Theory and design of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems and components, and their applications. Pressure-flow relationships for hydraulic and pneumatic valves. Valve configurations. Valve operating forces. Linkage, force, load pressure and dynamic pressure feedback in valves.  Closed loop systems for the control of pressure, flow, speed, position, force and other quantities. Hydraulic and pneumatic components. Application of basic principles to component and system design.