ARET2105 Fluid Power Motion Control

This course is a study of fundamental principles of fluid power (hydraulic and pneumatic) systems for persons involved with production machine maintenance, automated packaging machinery systems, machine design/drafting, fluid power, machine shop, and C.I.M. engineering and manufacturing technologies. Students will learn using virtual reality 3 D software to build and test circuits on the computer. Next they assemble and test their creations using state of the art trainers in the lab. Setup and troubleshooting of various hydraulic and pneumatic components and functions are discussed using automated machines. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Calculate friction loss/pressure
Calculate horsepower
Differentiate pressure and vacuum
Specify actuators
Apply fluid power symbols
Identify check valves
Select flow control valves
Troubleshoot Fluid power circuits

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details