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 :- is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut (Kerala). He has 30 years of experience in Industry, teaching, academic research, consultation and has completed many projects with reputed organizations.
He has worked with Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (India), TVS Suzuki (India), IBM Private Limited (Singapore), Applied Materials (USA and Singapore), APP Systems and Services (Singapore), ASM Technologies (Singapore) and ST Microelectronics (Singapore). He is member of several professional bodies in India and abroad. He is certified professional engineer (Australia). He has bagged more than 30 quality suggestion awards at TELCO and best employee award at ST Microelectronics, Singapore. He has guided several undergraduate and postgraduate projects. He has more than 60 publications in international journals and conferences.
His other books are Unconventional Machining Processes, Machine design, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, and Fluid Power Control.
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