Hydraulic schematics and calculation exercises
This course is made for mechanical engineering students and anyone who has problems grasping the reading and understanding of the hydraulic circuit diagrams. At first they can seem complicated and entangled but when you approach them studiously and slowly you see that they are pretty intuitive and simple. In the course you will learn how to read and analyze some basic hydraulic circuits as well as do some hydraulic circuit problems and calculations. At the end of the course there is a short lesson on the Bosch Scheme Editor, a free program for your computer on which you can edit and make your own hydraulic circuits. This is a course that goes along side my first course Hydraulics 101, so if you are not familiar with the basics of hydraulic machines I recommend that you take that course first.
After every lecture there is a quiz so you can recapitulate on your knowledge.
There are 3 sections, the first section is an introduction to hydraulic circuit diagrams, the second section is the part where we will do hydraulic calculations and solve hydraulic problems and the last section is a bonus for people who want to draw their own hydraulic circuit diagrams.
Hydraulic schematics and circuits
In this introduction lesson we will be talking a little bit about hydraulic diagrams and at the end of the lesson we will analyze a simple hydraulic circuit diagram.
This quiz will cover the materials we did in the first lesson.
In this lesson we will be discussing basic symbol shape and we will cover a little bit about directional control valves used in our hydraulic circuit diagrams.
This quiz will cover materials from the second lesson.
A quick and brief lesson to make sure you understand the numbers that describe directional control valves.
This quiz will be a practice one, to make sure you learned to read DCVs.
The first part of the lesson on hydraulic circuits. This lesson will be covering a basic open loop hydraulic circuit and in the next part we will be covering the closed loop circuit as well as comparing these two. I divided this lesson into two parts because one part would be too long and too hard to focus on the entire time.
The second lesson on hydraulic circuits types. This lesson covers an example of a closed hydraulic circuit.
This quiz will be on open and closed circuits.
This quiz will cover the SI units and parameters we talked about in the previous lesson.
The quiz will be covering the efficiency factors in hydraulics. This is the last quiz in the course.
This quiz will be quick and will cover hydraulic cylinder pressures and calculations.