MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRIAL STUDIES
COURSE SYLLABUS
Fall SEMESTER

1. COURSE DATA:

COURSE:

ET - 4850 Fluid Power-----GO TO Activities/LABS

SECTION:

001

HOUR AND ROOM NUMBER:

MW 4:10 - 5:05 MGB 202
Lab: M or W 6:00 to 9:00 VET 170B

INSTRUCTOR:

Ahad S. Nasab

PREREQUISITES:

Engineering Fund & Thermodynamics

OFFICE:

VET 241

OFFICE HOURS:

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PHONE / E-mail:

(615) 898-2052 anasab@mtsu.edu

2. TEXT BOOK:

Fluid Power with Applications, A. Esposito, Prentice Hall, 7th ed., 2009

Laboratory Instructions - This material will be provided by the instructor

3. COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Fluid Power. Three credits. Prerequisite: ET 1840 and ET 3810. Systems and the basic components that make up these systems, both hydraulic and pneumatic. Emphasis is placed on understanding the language and graphical symbols associated with fluid power and the performance characteristics of system components. Lecture, laboratory, and problem solving.

4. COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Understanding the language and graphic symbols associated with fluid power systems.

Understanding the contributions of each of the basic fluid power system components, i.e., the power source, conductors, actuators, and controls, to total system performance.

Identifying and understanding the performance characteristics of current industrial fluid power hardware as a guide to its selection and application.

5. EVALUATION AND GRADING:

Your course grade will be calculated as follow:

Test 1

20 %

Test 2

20 %

Test 3

20 %

Homework/Design Project

20%

Final Exam - Comprehensive

20 %

100 %


 

Grades will be assigned based on the +/- grades as follows;

 

 

90 and above A

 

 

 

80-82 B-

83-86 B

87-89 B+

 

70-72 C-

73-76 C

77-79 C+

 

60-62 D-

63-66 D

67-69 D+

 

59 and below F

 

 

 

Your course grade will be determined based on the percentages described above. No "CURVE" of any kind will be used, and once your final grade is determined for the course, No FURTHER CHANGES WILL BE MADE !

A scientific calculator is required for this course

6. POLICY ON MAKE-UP WORK:

In general, no makeup exam or assignment will be given, unless the instructor is notified in advance of an absence. In case of emergencies, the instructor will decide whether to allow the student to make up the missed activity

7. REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT:

An additional research paper will be required and assigned on an individual basis for those seeking graduate credit.

8. ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in all class lectures and laboratory activities is strongly recommended. No lab credit will be given to those who did not actively participate in lab assignments.

9. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

If you have a disability that may require assistance or accommodation, or you have questions related to any accommodations for testing, note takers, readers, etc., please speak with me as soon as possible. Students may also contact the Office of Disabled Students Services (898-2783) with questions about such services.

10. NOTES:

This course involves the use of industrial grade pneumatic and hydraulic trainers. Safe handling and operation in the laboratory area is expected from all students. Gross negligence of common safe practices will result in automatic drop from the class.

11. LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP INFORAMTION:

LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: To retain Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship eligibility, you must earn a cumulative TELS GPA of 2.75 after 24 attempted hours and a cumulative TELS GPA of 3.0 thereafter. A grade of C, D, F, or I in this class may negatively impact TELS eligibility. Dropping a class after 14 days may also impact eligibility. If you withdraw from this class and it results in an enrollment status of less than full time, you may lose eligibility for your lottery scholarship. For additional lottery scholarship rules please refer to your Lottery Statement of Understanding form, review lottery scholarship requirements on the web at http://scholarships.web.mtsu.edu/telsprogram.htm, or contact the MTSU financial aid office at 898-2830. .

12. COMPUTER USAGE:

All laboratory activities will involve the use of a computer. Basic familiarity with operation of a PC and various storage media is required.

 

13. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:

WEEK

Ch.

TOPIC

LABS

1 - 8/27

1

Introduction to fluid power; history, application, system components

Lab Group Assignments

Lab Report Format

2 - 9/3

2

Properties of hydraulic fluids; liquids and gases, weight, density, specific gravity, pressure, Pascal's law, bulk modulus, viscosity

Pnuematic Lab 1

3 - 9/10

3

Energy and power; application of Pascal's law, conservation of energy, conservation of mass, Bernoulie's equation,

Pnuematic Lab 2

4 - 9/17

3

Torricelli's theorem, Siphon, power and flow rates

EXAM I - chapters 1 to 3

Pnuematic Lab 3

5 - 9/24

4

Basics of hydraulic flow in pipes; laminar and turbulent flows, Reynolds number, Darcy's equation, frictional losses, losses in valves and fittings, Hydraulic circuit analysis, flow and pressure measurements

Pnuematic Lab 4

6 - 10/1

5

Pumps; pumping theory, gear, vane, and piston pumps, pump performance and selection

Hydraulic Lab 1

7 - 10/8

6

Fluid power actuators; linear and rotary actuators, gear, vane, and piston motors, hydrostatic transmission

Hydraulic Lab 2

8 - 10/15

7

Electrohydraulic motors, low-speed, high-torque motors

Hydraulic Lab 3 - Regen

EXAM II - chapters 4,5,6,7

 

9 - 10/22

8

Control components; directional control valves, pressure control valves, flow control valves, servo valves, hydraulic fuses, pressure and temperature switches, shock absorbers

Automation Studio 1

10 - 10/29

9

Hydraulic circuit analysis; control of various circuits, regenerative, pump- unloading, double-pump, pressure intensifier, counterbalance, cylinder sequencing, automatic cylinder reciprocating systems, locked cylinders, fail-safe circuits, speed control of motors, air-over-oil circuits, accumulator circuits, servo systems

Automation Studio 2

11 - 11/5

10

Distribution systems; conductor sizing, pressure rating, pipe materials

Automation Studio 3

EXAM III - chapters 8,9,5-10

 

12 - 11/12

13

Pneumatics; properties of air, perfect gas laws, compressors, fluid conditioners

Automation Studio 4

13 - 11/19

14

Pneumatic circuit design, pneumatic vacuum systems

Automation Studio 5

14 - 11/26

Fluid Power Applications

 

15 - 12/3

Fluid Power project

 

FINAL: Dec 7, 3:30-5:30