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Fundamentals of Fluid Power, University of Minnesota

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Fluid power has the highest power density of all conventional power-transmission technologies. Learn the benefits and limitations of fluid power, how to analyze fluid power components and circuits, and how to design and simulate fluid power 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, use, and symbols of common hydraulic components; how to formulate and analyze models of hydraulic components and circuits; and 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, the leading industry trade group in fluid power....

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Sep 25, 2017

Good course with basic review of Fluid mechanics in pipe flow, hydraulics component and application as well as basics in Simscape. More intensive version of this course would be great


Sep 16, 2017

Teachers were great and made the subject quite interesting. The accumulator portion will aid me in further understanding the operation of fluid equipment at work. Thanks for this!

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By Henry Ezedinma

Dec 10, 2018

This is the best online course I have participated in. I want to thank University of Minnesota for providing this wonderful platform for learning more about fluid power.

By Zhouyang Cong

Dec 05, 2018

such a great course

By Subbanna

Nov 12, 2018

Speech is too fast to understand.

By Mark Howell

Oct 30, 2018

Very insightful course

By Kshitij Gupta

Oct 21, 2018

Very informative

By Alaa Ahmed fahmy sultan

Sep 23, 2018

its useful for who need to understand the concept of hydraulics

By Matthew Wisniewski

Sep 19, 2018

Excellent course content, enthusiastically presented.

By Mahmoud Osama Mohamed

Sep 12, 2018

I think every mechanical engineer have to complete this course. Because you don't get any background without it

By Jose Arturo Caballero Cava

Aug 29, 2018

I would like to see a second part with more advanced concepts for design of machinery and control systems.

By Renan Dias da Silva

Aug 28, 2018

The course gave me a good knowledge of Fluid Power System, adding to my knowledge of my undergraduate Mechanical Engineering course.