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Skills you will gain

EnergyHybrid Vehicle ManufacturingHydraulicsMechanical Engineering

Learner Career Outcomes

35%

started a new career after completing these courses

36%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

23%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week 1: Fundamentals of Fluid Power

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 60 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Course Overview 5m
What is fluid power?4m
Hydraulics and Pneumatics3m
Fluid Power compared to Electric Motors1m
Introducing the Cylinder10m
Fluid power variables and units11m
Theory: Two fundamental laws, important to fluid power10m
Efficiency10m
10 readings
Start Here!10m
Syllabus10m
Simscape Fluids (formerly SimHydraulics) Information10m
Learning objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Homework problems10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2: Components and Concepts: Part 1

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 46 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Introducing Conduits4m
Fluid Viscosity8m
Pressure Drop in Pipes10m
Pressure Drop in Fittings4m
7 readings
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Homework problems10m
1 practice exercise
Week 212m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Week 3: Components and Concepts: Part 2

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 97 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Theory: Orifice flow16m
Check Valves7m
Introducing Pumps9m
Library of Pumps12m
Pump Flow Ripple5m
Pumping Efficiency16m
Basic Hydraulic Power Supply10m
Pump Application: Hydrostatic transmission11m
10 readings
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Objectives10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Homework Problems10m
1 practice exercise
Week 310m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Week 4: Predicting Performance Through Simulation

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 28 min), 6 readings
1 video
6 readings
Objectives10m
Download and install Simscape Fluids10m
Video Slides10m
Background Material10m
Homework problems10m
Week 4 Quiz: *THERE IS NO QUIZ FOR THIS WEEK.10m

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