On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to
Understand the basic functionality of hydraulic pump and actuator control.
Setting up steady state models of hydraulic systems and components.
Apply steady state models in design of hydraulic systems and components.
Set up dynamic models of hydraulic systems and components.
Apply dynamic models in design of hydraulic systems and components.
Specify and synthesize hydraulic systems.
Pump control ¿ pressure, flow, power. Actuator control ¿ force, speed, lowering, braking. Steady state equations for standard components. Systematic model development ¿ both steady state and dynamic. Systematic specification and design of hydraulic systems based on steady state and dynamic criteria.
Teaching methods and workload
Lectures, exercises and laboratory work including project work that can be carried out individually or in groups of 2 - 3 students. Estimated work load for the average student is approximately 200 hours.
Assessment methods and criteria
Individual computer based exam, 4 hours (60% contribution to the final assessment), and project report with compulsory presentation (40% contribution to the final assessment). Graded assessment.
Course evaluation is carried out as a midterm evaluation in accordance with standard procedure in the quality assurance system, chapter 2.1.1., unless other information is given in the beginning of the semester.