Course Descriptions

MEC241 :  Introduction to Hydraulics

Introduction to Hydraulics introduces hydraulic power use and application, allowing learners to develop skills and knowledge needed to apply hydraulics in modern industry. It takes learners through key topics and skills in hydraulic power & safety, hydraulic circuits, hydraulic schematics, the principles of hydraulic pressure and flow, and hydraulic speed control circuits. It covers pumps, fluid friction, how to connect hydraulic circuits, hydraulic cylinders and valves (including needle valves), and a wide array of hydraulic applications. Additionally topics in hydraulic maintenance will be covered.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Mechatronics program or instructor consent.
Credit Hours: 3
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