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Fundamentals of Fluid Power

Fundamentals of Fluid Power
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides guidance on the fundamentals of the fluid power of pumped or compressed fluids which generate force and motion.

Fluid power which includes hydraulics and pneumatics is a term that describes the generation, control, and application of smooth, effective power of pumped or compressed fluids to provide force and motion to mechanisms.

The extensive use of hydraulics and pneumatics to transmit power is due to the fact that properly constructed fluid power systems possess a number of favorable characteristics, namely eliminating the need for complicated systems of gears, cams, and levers, and providing a smooth, flexible, uniform action without vibration, and without being affected by variations of load, at affordable costs of operations.

This 2 PDH online interactive presentation is intended primarily for mechanical and civil engineers who are interested in learning more about fluid power systems, the operation of its components and the general principles which are common to all physical mechanisms.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognizing the fundamentals of fluid power
  • Gaining an overview on the concept and history of hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Identifying the states of matter
  • Understanding the concept of liquids at rest and how to measure pressures
  • Solving problems and equations involved with the transmission of forces
  • Recognizing the characteristics and behavior of fluids in motion
  • Understanding the relationship of force, pressure, and head
  • Describing the operating characteristics and component functions of basic fluid power systems
  • Gaining an overview on the properties of hydraulic fluids
  • Identifying the different types of hydraulic fluids
  • Identifying the types, characteristics, and origin of hydraulic systems’ contaminants
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "Fundamentals of Fluid Power". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 113 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz

Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.

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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