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Basics of Hydraulic Systemsby Qin Zhang
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Draws the Link Between Service Knowledge and the Advanced Theory of Fluid Power
Providing the fundamental knowledge on how a typical hydraulic system generates, delivers, and deploys fluid power, Basics of Hydraulic Systems highlights the key configuration features of the components that are needed to support their functionality in a system, such as operating principles, structural features, functionalities, and applications of core composing elements. It also shows how those components work together to perform the designated power transmission task.
Moves from a System to Instructional ComponentsApproach
By presenting the ins and outs of hydraulic systems in an easy-to-follow way, this example-filled textbook provides students, engineers, and technical managers an effective nuts-and-bolts reference for studying the fundamentals of fluid power transmission technology. Rather than bogging readers down with extensive mathematical equations, this resource uses a visual, expressive approach with many graphic illustrations. It also includes examples and problems within each chapter and a solutions manual for qualifying course adoptions.
The text includes a section devoted to hydraulic energy storage and regeneration elements, since both play an important role in many hybrid power transmission systems, such as diesel-hydraulic hybrid vehicles. As a hydraulics expert and holder of seven US patents, the author 's experience gives readers a practical view of the field that they can then immediately apply.
Book News Annotation:
Zhang (agricultural and biological engineering, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) presents an instructional text intended to introduce intermediate college students in engineering and technical management, as well as engineers and service representatives unfamiliar with the topic, to the operating principles, configuration features, functionalities, and applications of core composing elements in typical hydraulic power transmission systems. Seven chapters discus basic concepts and the theoretical basis; basic principles and configuration features of hydraulic pumps; the use of different types of hydraulic control valves to regulate the power distribution process; hydraulic manifolds and the application of different types of conductors; power deployment using linear or rotary actuators and its application to hydrostatic transmissions; power storage and regeneration components and applications; auxiliary components such as reservoirs, filters, seals, and heat exchangers; commonly used hydraulic fluids; and the configuration of individual components to form hydraulic circuits of different functionalities. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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