Fundamentals of Fluid Power

According to wikipedia  , Fluid power is the use of fluids under pressure to generate, control, and transmit power. Fluid power is subdivided into hydraulics using a liquid such as mineral oil or water, and pneumatics using a gas such as air or other gases.Compressed-air and water-pressure systems were once used to transmit power from a central source to industrial users over extended geographic areas.

Fundamentals of Fluid Power

Course Specifications :

  • Course Provider : Coursera
  • Course Created by : University of Minnesota
  • Course Instructor : James Van De Ven, Assistant Professor & Will Durfee, Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Language: English
  • Pricing : Free Access to Course Materials , BUT Access to Graded Materials ,Receive a Final Grade and Earn a Shareable Certificate cost $49.

About this course:

Fluid power has the highest power density of all conventional power-transmission technologies. Learn about its benefits , how to analyze its components and circuits, and how to design and simulate its circuits for applications.

In this course, you will be introduced to the fundamental principles and analytical modeling of fluid power components, circuits, and systems.

You will learn the benefits and limitations of fluid power compared with other power transmission technologies; the operation, the use, and the symbols of common hydraulic components; You will also learn how to formulate and analyze models of hydraulic components and circuits; and finally you will learn how to design and predict the performance of fluid power circuits.

This course is supported by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid  Power, and is endorsed by the National Fluid Power Association.

To know more about this course  , its Curriculum and how to enroll , you can visit their official page on :

Fundamentals of Fluid  Power


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