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Fluid Power: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Fluid Power: Hydraulics and Pneumatics
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By: James R. Daines

ISBN: 978-1-60525-081-6
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2009
Subject: Manufacturing / Metals
Grade Level: 11-14
Retail Price: $104.00
School Price: $78.00


Fluid Power: Hydraulics and Pneumatics is a teaching package aimed at students pursuing a technician-level career path. It teaches the fundamentals of fluid power and provides details on the design and operation of hydraulic and pneumatic components, circuits, and systems. Extensive coverage is provided for both hydraulic and pneumatic systems. This book does not contain engineering calculations that will confuse students, rather applies math skills to the formulas needed by the technician-level student. This teaching package provides comprehensive exposure to the fluid power field.
Bundled with the textbook is the student version of FluidSIM® Hydraulic simulation software. This popular software from Festo Learning Systems allows circuits to be designed and simulated on the computer. The software can be used to provide additional activities of your own design.
  • Full-color illustrations throughout the text.
  • Each chapter includes detailed Internet resources related to the chapter topics to allow further exploration.
  • Each chapter concludes with a chapter test to measure student knowledge of the chapter topics.
  • Text includes glossary and appendix.
  • Laboratory manual contains activities correlated to the chapter topic.
  • Laboratory manual includes chapter quizzes to measure student knowledge.
Instructors: The fully functional version of FluidSIM® Hydraulic simulation software is available for purchase directly from Festo Learning Systems. Among other activated features, the fully functional version allows printing of circuits. For more information, visit Festo here.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Fluid Power
  2. Fluid Power Systems
  3. Basic Physical Principles
  4. Fluid Power Standards and Symbols
  5. Safety and Health
  6. Hydraulic Fluid
  7. Source of Hydraulic Power
  8. Fluid Storage and Distribution
  9. Actuators
10. Controlling the System
11. Accumulators
12. Conditioning System Fluid
13. Applying Hydraulic Power
14. Compressed Air
15. Source of Pneumatic Power
16. Conditioning and Distribution of Compressed Air
17. Work Performers of Pneumatic Systems
18. Controlling a Pneumatic System
19. Applying Pneumatic Power

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 1 (PDF, 890 KB)
   sample Chapter 2 (PDF, 811 KB)
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License
   sample Chapter 7 (PPS, 7.05 MB)
   sample Chapter 15 (PPS, 5 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.

About Author(s)

James R. Daines - is Professor Emeritus of Technology at the University of Wisconsin—Stout. He holds an Ed.D. degree from the University of Missouri and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stout State College, Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Professional experience includes 25 years teaching power- and media-related courses to secondary, post-secondary, and adult students. In addition, 10 years were spent as president of a company specializing in developing courses and instructional materials for power and other related technologies. Those materials included extensive computer-based courses for hydraulics (60 hour) and pneumatics (40 hour). Other experiences related to fluid power involved working on the design and construction of training benches and instructional materials for a producer of fluid power training equipment.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 560 978-1-60525-081-6 $104.00$78.00
VitalSource eTextbook Purchase
Laboratory Manual 384 978-1-60525-082-3 $29.28$21.96
* Instructor's CD 978-1-60525-083-0 $200.00$150.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 1540 slides 978-1-60525-084-7 $240.00$180.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 1540 slides 978-1-60525-085-4 $600.00$450.00*
*Instructors’ materials and custom products cannot be ordered online. For more information or to place an order, please call 800.323.0440.

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