This book presents a comprehensive treatment of the principles of hydraulics and pneumatics.The main objective of writing this book is to give a clear understanding of the concepts underlying hydraulics and pneumatics. The twelve years of question papers of VTU has been solved to give a flavor of questions that appear in the examination and a liberal number of numerical examples are given which include examination questions from various universities. Some of the problems of routine nature has been included to familiarize the readers with the numerical manipulations and orders of magnitude of various parameters that occur in the subject of hydraulics and pneumatics.This book is useful for students and engineers in mechanical, production, automobile, and mechatronics engineering who wish to understand Hydraulics and pneumatics technology and apply it in solving the engineering problems and is primarily designed for the use of graduate and postgraduate students, as well as students who are preparing for AMIE.
1. Introduction to Hydraulic Power 2. Hydraulic Pumps 3. Hydraulic Actuators 4. Hydraulic Motors 5. Control Components in Hydraulic Systems 6. Hydraulic Circuit Design and Analysis 7. Maintenance of Hydraulic System 8. Introduction to Pneumatics 9. Pneumatic Actuators 10. Pneumatic Control Valves 11. Design of pneumatic circuits 12. Multi-Actuator circuits 13. Electrical Controls for Fluid Power Circuits (ElectropneumaticHydraulic Control) 14. Preparation and Distribution of Compressed Air.
Jagadeesha T :- Jagadeesha T is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut (Kerala). He earned his BE (Mechanical) degree from NIT, Surathkal (Karnataka); ME (Machine Tools) degree from PSG college of Technology; Master of Science (Manufacturing and Automation) from National University of Singapore; and Master of Science (AMNS) from Singapore MIT alliance. He is the recipient of the prestigious JRD Tata Scholarship and SMA (Government of Singapore) Scholarship. He has 25 years of experience in the industry, teaching, academic research, consultation, and has excellently completed many projects with reputed organizations.
He has worked with TATA Engineering Locomotive Company (India), TVS Suzuki (India), IBM Pvt. Ltd (Singapore), ASM (Singapore), and Applied Materials (Singapore and United States), APP Systems and Services (Singapore), ST Microelectronics (Singapore), Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (Singapore), and Sitronics (Singapore). He is also the reviewer for International Journal of Nano sciences and is a member of several professional bodies in India and abroad. He is a Certified Professional Engineer (Australia). His innovative research on BPSG CVD process won the best IFIT award at ST Microelectronics, Singapore. He has bagged more than 30 quality suggestion awards at TELCO and Best Employee award three times at ST Microelectronics, Singapore.
He teaches Solid Mechanics, Mechanics of Machinery, Dynamics of Machinery, Design of Machine Elements, Hydraulics and pneumatics and Computational Methods at NIT Calicut.
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