FLPW2301 Mobile Circuit Design

This course combines the Fluid Power curricula dealing with components and circuits used on mobile equipment. The various power steering circuits will be discussed. The current state-of -art hydrostatic drives will be investigated and developed as part of a system design. A complete schematic will be developed for the hydraulic drives circuit, power steering and accessories. You will determine engineering specifications, select the components, pump and actuators. A Bill of Materials is developed. This course is intended for individuals involved with service and design of off road mobile equipment.





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.
Determine power steering engineering specifications.
Size power steering cylinder/cylinders.
Size power steering pump.
Size power steering valve.
Size power steering conductors.
Specify power steering cylinder/cylinders.
Specify power steering pump.
Specify power steering valve.
Set up power steering system.
Evaluate power steering system.
List complete power steering nomenclature.
Design open center mobile valve cylinder circuit.
Design open center mobile valve motor circuit.
Design closed center mobile valve cylinder circuit.
Design closed center mobile valve motor circuit.
Design parallel valve circuit.
Determine winch engineering specifications.
Size winch motor.
Size winch pump.
Size winch valving.
Size winch conductor.
Specify winch motor.
Specify winch pump.
Specify winch valving.
Specify winch prime mover.
Set up winch system.
Calculate winch system efficiency.
Determine hydrostatic engineering specification.
Size hydrostatic system cylinders.
Size hydrostatic motors.
Size hydrostatic pump.
Size piggy back pump.
Size hydrostatic system valving.
Size hydrostatic conductors.
Specify hydrostatic motors.
Specify hydrostatic pumps.
Evaluate hydrostatic system.
Calculate hydrostatic system efficiency.

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