Courses Catalogue

Hydraulic And Pneumatic Systems

COURSE CODE: MEC3106
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


The  study  of  hydraulic  and  pneumatic  systems  is  applicable  in  a  very  wide  range  of

operations which is very necessary for different pressure to move bulky loads.  The study allows for proper repair procedures

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

To train the students in a hydraulic and pneumatic circuit design using different control devices.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

  •  Identify hydraulic and pneumatic operations, systems, and components.
  •  Explain the characteristics of each system.
  •   Explain the operations of hydraulic pumps and hydraulic systems.
  •   Explain compressor operations.
  •   Identify various system components.
  •   Disassemble, inspect, and test the operation of various pumps.
  •    Disassemble and inspect gear pumps.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •   Disassemble and inspect vane pumps.
  •  Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each system.
  •  Disassemble and inspect piston pumps.
  •    Test pump operations on a hydraulic trainer.
  •  Identify the basic principles of hydraulic power.
  •  Explain Pascal’s Law.
  •   Perform calculations of hydraulics.
  •  Explain the correlation between force, pressure, and area.
  • Identify and use industrial maintenance reference
  • Sources in the library to investigate relevant topics in industrial maintenance.
  •   Wear proper safety apparel.