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Hydraulics and Pneumatics
HYDRAL & PNEU
CLASS CODE: ENGRT 236 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course will provide the student with a sound background in the field of fluid power. Those subjects essential to understanding the design, analysis, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems will be covered. Fluid power is the technology that deals with the conversion, transmission, and control of energy by means of a pressurized fluid. It includes hydraulics which utilizes a liquid for the pressurized fluid and pnematics which utilizes a gas for the pressurized fluid.
TAUGHT: Winter (as required)
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The student will be introduced to the following basic fluid power concepts and will apply these concepts in the solution of assigned problems and laboratory exercises.
1. Introduction to Fluid Power
2. Properties of Hydraulic Fluids
3. Energy and Power in Hydraulic Systems
4. The Distribution System
5. Basics of Hydraulic Flow in Pipes
6. The Source of Hydraulic Power: Pumps
7. Fluid Power Actuators
8. Control Components in Hydraulic Systems
9. Hydraulic Cicuit Design and Analysis
10. Pneumatics: Air Preparation and Components
11. Pneumatics: Circuits and Applications
12. Fluid Logic Control Systems
13. Electrical Controls for Fluid Power Circuits
14. Fluid Power Maintenance Safety
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Be introduced to the properties of fluids.
2. Understand energy and power in fluid power systems.
3. Understand flow in pipes and energy losses.
4. Understand the function of hydraulic pumps.
5. Unerstand hydraulic acutators.
6. Understand hydraulic controls.
7. Understand, analyze and design hydraulic circuits.
8. Understand hydraulic conductors and fittings.
9. Be introduced to pneumatics and circuits.
REQUIREMENTS: Exams 3 @ 200 Pts ea 600 PTS
Oral Presentations 2 @ 50 Pts ea 100 PTS
Quizzes 10 @ approx 50 Pts ea 500 PTS
Lab Reports 10 @ 10 Pts ea 100 PTS
Homework 100 PTS
Research Papers 2 @ 50 Pts ea 100 PTS
TOTAL 1500 PTS

Grading Evaluation and Class Policy: Student's grade will be based on the total accumulated points, as outlined above and on the following criteria:
1. About 5% of the grade will depend on attendance and class preparation.
2. Homework will be due on the day that the next chapter is started.
3. Lab reports will be due at the beginning of the following week lab.
4. Late homework and lab assignments WILL NOT be accepted.

Written and Oral Presentations: Each student is to prepare two five-minue oral presentations and two two-page written papers. The student may choose the subject for each of these reports as long as it pertains to fluid power and preferrably new announcements in these areas. References may include any available sources such as: reference books, magazines (Machine Design, Hydraulics & Pneumatics, etc.), manufacturer's brochures, etc.

The reports will be accepted at any time as long as one of each is before mid-term and others are two weeks before the end of the term. For oral presentations, schedule a time with instructor at least one class period in advance.

Attendance Requirements and Honor Code: Students are expected to attend all classes except for approved excuses. Students are expected to observe the BYU-Idaho honor code. This includes: conduct, dress and grooming standards, and observing LDS principles.
PREREQUISITES: Math 101 or equivalent
OTHER: The syllabus and class assignment sheet represent a tentative outline and schedule for this class. The instructor reserves the right to make changes, deletions, corrections, or additions during the course. Students will be given advance notice of any changes. It is the responsibility of the student to attend class and be aware of these changes.

In compliance with the applicable disability laws, qualified students with a disability may be entitled to "reasonable accommodation." It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the teacher any special need he/she may have before the end of the first week of class. Please contact also Red Taylor at SSD, 496-1159, taylorr@byui.edu.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003