Course: The Hydraulic and Pneumatic Machines

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Course title The Hydraulic and Pneumatic Machines
Course code UFY/HPS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Macek Jan, prof. Ing. DrSc.
Course content
1. Classification of hydraulic machines. 2. Principles of activities hydraulic machines. 3. The criteria hydrodynamic similarity. 4. Hydraulic systems. 5. Different types of pumps. 6. Construction of pumps and power control 7. Operation of pumps in variable conditions. 8. Theory of compression. 9. Construction, analysis, and control the performance of compressors. 10. Operation of compressors with different gases. 11. Refrigerant compressors. 12. Economic and environmental problems in the production and distribution of compressed air.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 50 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim is to introduce basics of hydraulics, pneumatics together with basic peinciples of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. The course emphasis on both; the theoretical aspects with derivation of basic relations and practical applications and constructions of hydroulics and pneumatics systems. Students will also learn to solve parametric problems.
Students will acquire basic knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics together with a basic overview of pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Hence, they will be able to design a simple pneumatic or hydraulic system.
basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and mechanics of liquids

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Seminar work

Understanding of the topic within the frame given by the plan. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: credit: attendance of seminars, min 75%, passing the test to min 75%. exam: passing the test min 75%, proof of knowledge at the oral exam min 75%.
Recommended literature
  • Liška A., Novák P: KOMPRESORY, skripta vyd.ČVUT, Praha, 1999.
  • Nožička J.: Mechanika tekutin. Česká technika - nakladatelství ČVUT, Praha 2007..
  • Pěta M.: Mechanika tekutin - sbírka příkladů. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha 2005..
  • Jan Melichar. Hydraulické stroje: konstrukce a provoz. ČVUT Praha, 2002. ISBN 80-01-02657-4.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Mechatronics (1) Category: Special and interdisciplinary fields 4 Recommended year of study:4, Recommended semester: Winter