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
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.