Fundamentals of Fluid Power Control
This exciting new reference text is concerned with fluid power control. It is an ideal reference for the practicing engineer and a textbook for advanced courses in fluid power control.
In applications in which large forces and/or torques are required, often with a fast response time, oil-hydraulic control systems are essential. They excel in environmentally difficult applications because the drive part can be designed with no electrical components and they almost always have a more competitive power/weight ratio compared to electrically actuated systems.
Fluid power systems have the capability to control several parameters, such as pressure, speed, position, and so on, to a high degree of accuracy at high power levels.
In practice, there are many exciting challenges facing the fluid power engineer, who now must preferably have a broad skill set.
1 Introduction, Applications, and Concepts .
2 An Introduction to Fluid Properties
3 Steady-State Characteristics of Circuit Components
4 Steady-State Performance of Systems
5 System Dynamics .
6 Control Systems
7 Some Case Studies