This textbook surveys hydraulics and fluid power systems technology, with new chapters on system modeling and hydraulic systems controls now included.The text presents topics in a systematic way, following the course of energy transmission in hydraulic power generation, distribution, deployment, modeling, and control in fluid power systems.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Hydraulic Power. Hydraulic Power Generation. Hydraulic Power Distribution. Hydraulic Power Deployment. Hydraulic Power Regulation. Hydraulic Fluids and Fluid Handling Components. Hydraulic System Circuits. Hydraulic Systems Modeling. Hydraulic Systems Control. References. Exercises. Appendix.
Qin Zhang is a noted author and scholar in Agricultural Science and Engineering. He received his B.S. degree from Zhejiang Agriculture University in China, and went on to earn his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, as well as doing post-doctoral studies there. He served as a Senior Researcher for Caterillar Inc, and as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Agricultiral Engineering at the University of Illinois. He currently teaches at the Tri-Cities campus of Washington State University. He is the author of several Agricultural Engineering books.