Design of Hydraulic & Pneumatic Control Systems

Study program: Mechanical engineering
Type and level of studies: Master studies
Course unit: pdfDesign of Hydraulic & Pneumatic Control Systems
Course code: MS11031
Teacher in charge: pdfProf. Dr. Novak Nedić
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: None
Semester: Autumn
Course unit objective:
Introducing students to methodology of analysis, synthesis and design of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
By overcoming this program, the student is trained to design of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems for different objects and processes.
Course unit contents
Theoretical classes
An introduction to the design/construction of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems (HPCS).
The transfer of fluid energy, motion and control. Control of motion (position, velocity, acceleration, force) and processes (pressure, temperature, etc.). The criteria for design of HPCS. HPCS with uniform (constant) and variable motion and load. Influential design parameters (compressibility, friction, losses, contamination and
control parameters) and design requirements. Types and structure of HPCS. Static and dynamic characteristics of HPCS. Design of controllers.
Practical classes
Mathematical modeling of HPCS. Design of a pump controlled hydraulic control system. Design of a valve controlled hydraulic control system. Design of pneumatic control systems. Hydraulic systems for synchronized motion of more cylinders. HS with locking of hydraulic cylinder. Complex hydraulic systems. Design of compensators and regulators of HPCS. Design of sequential controlled hydraulic and pneumatic actuators. Proportional and servo techniques. Simulation and testing of HPCS.
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