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Fluid Power Circuits and Controls

Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By John S. Cundiff, Michael F. Kocher

CRC Press

520 pages | 285 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781498770019
pub: 2019-03-15

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Fluid Power Circuits and Controls: Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition, encourages students to think of the collection of components as a system. This allows students to apply what they've learned, and to consider how the component operating characteristics interact with the rest of the circuit. The Second Edition offers many new worked examples, and additional exercises and problems in each chapter. Half of these new problems involve basic analysis of specific elements, and the rest are design-oriented, involving analysis of system behavior or performance. A complete Solutions Manual is available for qualified adopting instructors.


"The new edition of Fluid Power Circuits and Controls provides a much-needed contemporary educational resource on this very important subject. Concise, but complete, this book will help students and practicing engineers develop a solid basic understanding of both the theoretical and practical engineering aspects of fluid power."

- John K. Schueller, University of Florida, USA

"In the textbook Fluid Power Circuits and Controls, John Cundiff and Michael Kocher, present a consistently complete, and practical, treatment of hydraulic system concepts, with illustrations, and examples that make system analysis and design understandable without glossing over details which often get omitted from texts of this level. Fluid Power textbooks that provide clear and complete examples like this are hard to find. I have been designing fluid power systems for 35 years and teaching it for 14 years, and I wish that I had this text when I first began learning about fluid power."

Keith Fisher, Montana State University, USA

Table of Contents

1. Brief Overview of Fluid Power. Fluid Power Basics. Pressure Control. Creation and Control of Fluid Flow. Rotary Actuators. Hydrostatic Transmissions. Linear Actuators. Temperature and Contamination Control. Auxiliary Components. Pneumatics. Servo Valves. Proportional Valves.

About the Authors

John S. Cundiff is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Biological Systems at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia. He received his Masters and Doctoral degrees from North Carolina State University, and has taught at Virginia Tech University since 1980. Dr. Cundiff's areas of teaching and research include fluid power systems, systems simulation, alternative energy, and alternative crops. He has been an active member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), and has received their President's Distinguished Service.

Michael F. Kocher is an Associate Professor in the Biological Systems Engineering department at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln; his teaching areas include equipment testing, fluid power hydraulics, physics, sensors and computer data acquisition systems, programmable controllers, dynamic systems, and vibration analysis. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and advising. Dr. Kocher's research interests include instrumentation for planter seed spacing distributions, testing methods for tractor performance, and logistics and economics of biomass harvesting; and he is involved in the Sensors & Controls Laboratory at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Kocher received his doctoral degree from Oklahoma State University, and is a registered professional engineer in Nebraska and Arkansas.

About the Series

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General