Dec 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog V 71 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog V 71 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARET 3407 - (Electro) Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits


Credit(s): 4
This course covers the fundamental concepts of pneumatic, electropneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic automated system.
Students will learn the functions and properties of control elements based upon physical principles, and the roles they play within the system. Students create technical documentation
such as data sheets, circuit diagrams, displacement step diagrams and function charts. By understanding and performing measurements on the pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits, students will apply troubleshooting strategies to identify, analyze and (where possible) correct malfunctions. Safety methods within the system will be discussed, and then students will design preventative maintenance instructions of (electro) pneumatic and hydraulic components. Students will examine and analyze the role of various (electro) pneumatic and hydraulic components within a given system or module; assess the flow of energy in each automated system or subsystem; examine and analyze the principle physical properties of pneumatic and hydraulic components in automated systems; test out measurements and adjustments on pneumatic and hydraulic components in automated systems; create and analyze technical documents such as data sheets, circuit diagrams, displacement step diagrams, timing diagrams and function charts for the pneumatic and hydraulic components within an automated system; analyze and formulate causes of malfunctions in pneumatic and hydraulic circuits, based upon the technical documentation.

Prerequisite(s): ARET 3406  

Faculty Consent: Y