Unit I

Basic concepts of fluid power system design. Hydraulic oils and fluid properties. Seals and Seal materials. Filters and Filtration.

Unit II

Hydraulic pumps, cylinders and motors. Construction, sizing, and selection.

Unit III

Control valves. Pressure, flow and direction. Servo-valves.

Unit IV

Basic hydraulic circuits. Hydrostatic transmission. Cartridge valve circuits.

Unit V

Control of hydraulic circuits. Electrical, electronics, and PLC. Pneumatic components and basic circuits.


1. Esposito. A., Fluid Power with Applications, 5th ed., Pearson Education, 2003.
2. Industrial Hydraulics, Vickers - Sperry Manual, 2002.