Courses Catalogue

Fluid Power System

COURSE CODE: MEC4210
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This course builds on an earlier Fluid Mechanics course. It extends the study of fluid statics

and dynamics to applications to fluid power systems.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

To familiarize the students about the various auxiliary combustion equipment, steam generation and recovery systems, various conventional and non-conventional sources of energy with power plant economics.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •    Describe the basic components of a fluid power system
  •  Solve for the power and efficiencies and other characteristics of a fluid power system
  •    Explain the characteristics of hydraulic circuit elements
  •   Analyze a fluid power system circuit
  •    Analyze a fluid logic control system

Learning Outcomes:

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  • Describe the basic components of a fluid power system
  •    Solve for the power and efficiencies and other characteristics of a fluid power system
  •   Explain the characteristics of hydraulic circuit elements
  •    Analyze a fluid power system circuit
  •    Analyze a fluid logic control system