Aug 10, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog

DSME 1310 - Fluid Power Theory

4 credits

Classroom instruction is given in the basic fundamental principles of fluid power. Students will discuss and mathematically calculate the relationships between hydraulic pressure, force, area, and resistance as well as rpm, torque, hydraulic horsepower, energy and heat loss. Covers the theory and operation of hydraulic fluid, reservoir design, filters, pumps, actuators, pressure controls, directional controls, and flow controls. Students will have the opportunity to learn schematic symbols through representations of various types of circuit design representing both closed loop and open center systems in industrial as well as mobile applications. Topics discussed will be pressure compensated systems, hydrostatic drive circuits and system troubleshooting. As the course progresses, students will be introduced to methods of troubleshooting hydraulic systems using a flow meter and pressure gauges. Students will also identify and review hydraulic fittings, hose types, and safety.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Completion of or concurrent registration in MATH 0950  or a higher level MATH course


Campus: USU Eastern only