Module Catalogues

Pneumatic and Hydraulic Technology

Module Title Pneumatic and Hydraulic Technology
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

This course covers the fundamentals of pneumatic and hydraulic technology through introducing the student to modern hydraulic pump, hydraulic cylinder, cylinder and control valve. As an application-oriented subject, this module enables students be familiar with the basic concept of fluid transmission and the structure of the pneumatic and hydraulic system. Through this module, students should master the basic principle of hydraulic and pneumatic components. In addition, the scope of this module covers the application of the hydraulic and pneumatic control system in mechatronics system.

Learning outcomes

A Master the basic knowledge and calculation method of hydraulic and pneumatic transmission
B Understand the working principle, characteristics and application of hydraulic pump, hydraulic cylinder, cylinder and control valve
C Understand the hydraulic and pneumatic control system circuit diagram
D Design basic hydraulic system and pneumatic control system
E Understand the application of advanced hydraulic and pneumatic technology in electromechanical equipment

Method of teaching and learning

This module is delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials, design exercises and supervised laboratory sessions. There is a particular emphasis on developing design skills alongside problems solving.