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Fluid power engineering

by Dr. E.C. Fitch


Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Subject, Scope and Purpose
1.2 Power Transmission Systems
1.3 Historical Synopsis
1.4 Principles of Fluid Power
1.5 Hydraulic Circuit Symbols
1.6 Fundamental Equations
1.7 Technological Trends
1.8 Design Assessment

Chapter 2 Transmission Cycles

2.1 Transmission Thermodynamics
2.2 Energy Losses
2.3 Energy/Work Cycle
2.4 Cavitation Cycle
2.5 Contamination Cycle
Chapter 3 System Loads and Duty Cycles
3.1 Load Classification
3.2 Inertial Loads
3.3 Elastance Loads
3.4 Dissipative Loads
3.5 Combined Load Effects
3.6 Vibration and Shock Loads
3.7 Load-Locus Diagram
3.8 Work Cycles
3.9 Duty Cycles
3.10 System Efficiency Graphs

Chapter 4 Fluid Power System Types

4.1 Selection Considerations
4.2 Open-Center Systems
4.3 Closed-Center Systems
4.4 Load-Sensitive Systems
4.5 Regenerative Systems
4.6 Energy Conservation Systems
Chapter 5 Control Systems
5.1 Control Perspective
5.2 Human Dynamics
5.3 Human Augmentation
5.4 Fluid Logic Control
5.5 Electrohydraulic Solenoid Control
5.6 Electrohydraulic Proportional Control
5.7 Electrohydraulic Servocontrol
5.8 Microcomputer Control

Chapter 6 System Design and Specification

6.1 Design Process
6.2 Load & Environmental Description
6.3 System Service Requirements
6.4 Component Specifications

Chapter 7 Hydraulic Pumps

7.1 Hydrostatic Power Generation
7.2 Pump Application Factors
7.3 Functional Aspects
7.4 Environmental Aspects
7.5 Reliability Aspects
7.6 Pump Selection

Chapter 8 Energy Storage and Transformation

8.1 System Energy Needs
8.2 Energy Storage--Accumulators
8.3 Accumulator Assessment
8.4 Accumulator Selection Criteria
8.5 Energy Transformation--Intensifiers
8.6 Intensifier Assessment and Selection

Chapter 9 Fluid Power Controls

9.1 Valve Application Requirements
9.2 Fluid Power Distributors
9.3 Fluid Power Regulators
9.4 Fluid Power Controllers
9.5 Valve Assessment and Selections

Chapter 10 Linear and Rotary Hydraulic Actuators

10.1 Function and Configuration
10.2 Hydraulic Cylinders
10.3 Cylinder Selection
10.4 Hydraulic Rotary Motors
10.5 Rotary Motor Selection
10.6 Limited Rotation Actuators

Chapter 11 Hydraulic Fluid Conditioners

11.1 Scope of Fluid Conditioning
11.2 Reservoir Function and Design
11.3 Filtration System
11.4 Dehydration System
11.5 Deaeration or Degassing System
11.6 Cooling/Heating System

Chapter 12 Fluid Conductors

12.1 Scope of Fluid Conductors
12.2 Rigid Conduit--Pipe
12.3 Rigid Conduit--Tubing
12.4 Rigid Conduit--Manifold
12.5 Flexible Conduit--Hoses
12.6 Conduit Adapters

Chapter 13 Hydraulic Fluid

13.1 Fluid Requirements
13.2 Types of Hydraulic Fluids
13.3 Fluid Assessment Methods
13.4 Fluid Application and Selection

Chapter 14 Hydraulic System Fabrication--Manufacturers

14.1 User Expectations
14.2 Leakage Control
14.3 Noise Control
14.4 Contamination Control
14.5 Safety Considerations
14.6 Life Cycle Costs
14.7 Reliability and Longevity
14.8 Failure Diagnostics
14.9 Final Assembly
14.10 Flushing and Roll-Off Cleanliness
14.11 Operational Guidelines

Chapter 15 Hydraulic System Operation--User

15.1 Prevention of Mechanical Failures
15.2 System Diagnostics
15.3 Trouble-Shooting Guidelines
15.4 System Restoration
15.5 Fluid Storage and Handling

Appendix

Bibliography

Index
 

 

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