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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

ME50147: Component selection for hydraulic systems

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 30%, EX 70%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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Click here for further information Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:
To enable the student to appreciate the factors which influence the specification and performance of hydraulic components. To provide guidance in their selection and the basis for the sizing of actuators, valves, pumps, motors, filters, accumulators, and associated equipment with the requirements of the load and duty cycle in mind. After taking this unit the student should be able to: select a satisfactory supply system for low energy loss and noise levels with good controllability and give an understanding of the factors affecting overall system performance by examining interactions between system components.

Actuator Systems: Flow considerations, Pressure losses, Valve flow characteristics. Supply Systems: Sizing of accumulators, Selection of heat exchangers. Rotating Systems: Pump and motor characteristics, Hydrostatic transmissions. Noise and Vibration: Sources of noise in hydraulic system. Methods of noise and vibration reduction. Fluid Management: Classification of contamination levels, Filters and their selection, Fluid sampling techniques.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

ME50147 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • TEME-AFM15 : MSc Fluid Power Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEME-AFL15 : PG Dip Fluid Power Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1

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