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Introduction to the Design of Mobile Hydraulic Systems - Part 1

COURSE NO: M02-044
Introduction to the Design of Mobile Hydraulic Systems - Part 1
Course Highlights

The online engineering PDH second course (Part 2), which is presented as CED Course M02-045, describes the analysis of the system, and system safety considerations.  It includes an Excel spread sheet for the analysis of viscous and dynamic pressure loss.  A methodology for the use of this spread sheet is also presented.


In writing this review course, the reader is envisioned as the practicing engineer who has been given the task of designing a hydraulic system for a new piece of mobile equipment.  It is assumed that the engineer has a good foundation in general engineering principles and simply needs a brush-up on applied fluid flow principles and an introduction to the unique considerations of hydraulic control systems.  Equations required for analysis are presented, but not derived.


The review is presented in two courses.  This first course (Part 1) reviews hydraulic fundamentals, hydraulic end devices (the muscle of the system), and valves (the system control), including feedback control system stability.  Equations describing the performance of end device are presented.  Each course also includes a list of selected resources.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for mechanical engineers seeking the knowledge and tools to design a mobile hydraulic system.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about fluid fundamentals
  • Understanding the performance of pumps, motors, cylinders, and valves
  • Learning about component sizing
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Introduction to the Design of Mobile Hydraulic Systems - Part 1".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Introduction to Mobile Hydraulic Systems - Part 1 (3.93 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fourteen (14) questions to earn 2 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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