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Fluid Systems Control

  • Course Code :
    MPR 479
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Area of Study :

This course aims to: • Enrich the student's basic theoretical knowledge about the pneumatic and hydrau-lic control systems. • Train students to build a sequential control system based on pneumatic components. • Train students to build a sequential control system based on hydraulic components.

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Fluid Systems Control

Basic characteristics, analysis and design of hydraulic and pneumatic Systems; Control devices; Directional, pressure and flow control valves; Motion control: pneumatic, hydraulic and electro-mechanical actuation systems; Pneumatic and hydraulic motors; Pneumatics and electro-pneumatics circuits; Fans and compressors; Power transmission and power amplification Sequence diagram; Applied circuits for direct and indirect control.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Describe different components of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
2- Select the appropriate components for a specific control operation.
3- Explain the sequence of operations according to the sequence diagram.
4- Identify different electro-pneumatic components.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Evaluate the performance of pumps and compressors used in hydraulic and pneu-matic systems.
2- Analyze various sequential control circuits according to the sequence diagram for both mechanical and electromechanical systems.
3- Develop the ladder diagram of the PLC for a certain application.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Construct the hydraulic and pneumatic circuits for a certain application using the available software
2- Analyze the motion of the actuating cylinders during the experiments of sequential control applications.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work coherently and successfully as a part of a team in assignments.
2- Write reports in accordance with the standard scientific guidelines.


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to hydraulics and pneumatics : essential components for both circuits 2 2 0
Actuating cylinders 2 2 0
Directional valves 8 6 2
Pressure control valves 2 2 0
Flow control valves 2 2 0
Memory and delay circuits 4 2 2
Sequence diagram 5 3 2
Applications to mechanical circuits 10 6 4
Electro-pneumatics 2 2 0
Applications to mechanical and electrical circuits 7 3 4
Lab: Handling of pneumatic, hydraulic and electro-pneumatic components- Operation of single acting cylinder – Operation of double acting cylinder - Time delay circuit - Memory cir-cuit - Sequential control of two double acting cylinders ac-cording to sequence diagram 16 16

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem based learning
Discussion
Experimental learning
Project based learning
Research

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignment 5.00 14 ALWAYS
Final Exam 40.00 16
Lab Exper. 10.00 11
Mid- Exam 1I 15.00 11
Mid- Exam I 15.00 6
Participation 5.00 15
Project B.L. 5.00 12
Quizzes 5.00 4

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Recommended books :

Bolton, W; “Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engi-neering”, Pearson; 6 edition, 2016.

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