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# MECT 1320 - Industrial Hydraulic Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

This course teaches the fundamentals of hydraulic systems including components, graphic symbols and basic circuit configurations. Students will perform calculations for actuator area in square inches, extension and retraction forces in pounds, pressures in pounds per square inch, and speeds in inches per minute. Students will draw and simulate hydraulic circuits using Automation Studio then connect the real circuit on a functional hydraulic trainer.

Contact Hours: 4
Billable Contact Hours: 4
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the fundamental principles of hydraulics and determine the operating characteristics of a hydraulic system based on parameters given.

Objectives:

1. Calculate the areas, volumes, force, velocity and pressures associated with hydraulic cylinders.
2. Calculate the input and output horsepower and heat generated for a hydraulic system.
3. Explain Pascal’s law, Bernoulli’s principle and the principles of atmospheric and head pressure.
4. Explain the operation of pumps, directional controls, pressure controls and flow controls.
5. Describe the different properties of hydraulic fluids and create a contamination control program.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to select the correct sizes of the plumbing components in a complete hydraulic system based on pressures and flow rates given.

Objectives:

1. Calculate the size of the inlet line for a pump.
2. Calculate the sizes of the pressure lines before and after a directional valve.
3. Calculate the correct return line size for a single rod cylinder circuit.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to determine the operating characteristics of a hydraulic system based on parameters given.

Objectives:

1. Calculate cap end, rod end and rod areas as well as area ratio for a cylinder.
2. Calculate the maximum force of a cylinder or torque of a motor.
3. Calculate the extension or retraction velocity of a cylinder or motor.
4. Calculate the input and output horsepower for a hydraulic system.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the graphic symbols used to create a Hydraulic circuit and to draw these using circuit drawing/simulation software and then build the circuit on a hydraulic trainer.

Objectives:

1. Identify the symbols for hydraulic components from either ANSI or ISO drawings.
2. Draw a complete schematic based on given parameters using drawing software.
3. Add the given parameters to the drawn components and simulate circuit operation.
4. Connect the complete circuit on a hydraulic trainer and verify proper operation.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner. 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently. 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge. 4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
1. Properties of Compressed Air - The Basic Pneumatic System
2. Compressed Air Theory - Gas Laws, Boyle’s, Charles, Guy Lussac, Bernoulli
3. Graphic Symbology for Pneumatics
4. Air Compression and Distribution
5. Air Treatment
7. Regulators
8. Directional Valves
9. Basic Circuits
10. Time Functions
11. Sequence Control

Primary Faculty
Dulinski, Kenneth
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Hinrichsen, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088