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Academic Papers

Design & Steady-State Analysis of Hydraulic Control Systems

by Jacek S. Stecki & Andrzej Garbacik. Fluid Power Net Publications ISBN 0 9578574-1-1 Melbourne Australia 2001.

Modern hydraulic power and control systems must meet increased user expectations of high quality system performance, reliability and long life. To meet these expectations engineers involved in design and manufacturing these components and systems, as well as users, should have a good knowledge and appreciation of hydraulic technology. This book fills the gap in fluid power literature by providing both theoretical and practical information on how to carry out steady-state analysis of hydraulic control and power systems. Although it is primarily aimed at final year students in mechanical engineering courses and postgraduate students working in the area of fluid power, it will also be useful to practising engineers as it contains over 70 solved examples of typical hydraulic systems used in industry. The first chapter deals with the general topic of system design. Each of the following chapters provide a short introduction to steady-state characteristics of basic hydraulic components e.g. pumps/motors, valves, and then illustrate application of steady-state analysis to hydraulic systems which incorporate these components. The last chapter provides general guidance, again illustrates by examples, to selection of system components, calculation of pressure losses and thermal conditions in a system. The book consist of 280 pages and contains 152 illustrations.

Chapter One: Design of Hydraulic Systems
Chapter Two: Hydraulic Pumps & Motors
Chapter Three: Hydraulic Cylinders
Chapter Four: Control of Hydraulic Systems
Chapter Five: Hydrostatic Drive Systems
Chapter Six: Synthesis of Hydraulic Systems

Australian Fluid Power Society Publications

Fluid Power Training - Introduction To Hydraulics

AFP (Inc) 2008

Society Members: $90.00
Non-Members: $100.00
Order# ITH 18-11-08

This 342 page training manual is designed to instruct individuals with a limited exposure to hydraulics and is also the platform document for the AFPS Introduction To Hydraulics course. This manual is a must read for Engineers, Technicians and Technical Sales people who are exposed to hydraulic technology in their daily working life.

AFPS Fluid Power ISO/CETOP Fluid Power Symbol Chart

Just released is the latest edition of our Fluid Power ISO/CETOP Symbol Chart. This chart is ideal for the office, workshop and training room. This chart is free so click on symbol chart to download.

International Fluid Power Society Publications

Fluid Power Essential Practices

Raymond Hanley, CFPE/AI-Emeritus

Society Members: $150.00
Non-Members: $174.00
Order# 40030- FPEP

Fluid Power Essential Practices is a 110 soft back-bound handbook on how to perform the necessary steps to ensure optimum performance, reliability, efficiency, and safety in fluid power systems. Raymond Hanley, CFPE/AI-Emeritus, the author, has 60 years of experience in engineering design, application, and installation of fluid power systems. He has compiled this resource for the system designers, reliability engineers, installation inspectors, installers, mechanics, and maintenance personnel. Hanley solicited information and review from fluid power professionals, professors, and manufacturers in compiling this handbook. There is a wealth of information on each topic and most important “what is critical” in selection, application, design, and maintenance of fluid power components and systems. Illustrations and charts are provided to aid the reader. This handbook is written to be a guide that is easily understood by persons with limited fluid power experience.

Fluid Power – The Hidden Giant

John J. Pippenger P.E., 1992

Society Members: $196.00
Non-Members: $250.00
Order# 40030-086F

This 530 page hardcover is a documentary of America's Fluid Power Industry. Comprehensive history provides insights into the industry organizations and the leaders who brought us to where we are today.

Fluid Power Math for Certification

Raymond F. Hanley, CFPE, 2005

Society Members: $44.00
Non-Members: $55.00
Order# 40020-020F

Math problems seem to be a major cause of test anxiety for many individuals including those taking International Fluid Power Society Certification tests. Fluid Power Math for Certification is a comprehensive “book of useful math formulas” that has been developed in response to this concern. Fluid Power Math for Certification, written by Raymond F. Hanley, CFPE, a distinguished professional in the fluid power industry, is intended to be used as an aid in working with various fluid power issues. This updated version now includes metric conversion formulas!

Hydraulic Fluids:A Guide to Selection, Test Methods & Use

M. Radhakrishnan, 2003

Society Members: $165.00
Non-Members: $180.00
Order# 40030-090A

Exploring a broad range of issues concerning the most widely consumed industrial lubricant, Hydraulic Fluids addresses engineers responsible for the selection, application, and maintenance of hydraulic fluids used in industrial machinery, and demystifies the subject for mechanical engineers with little expertise in the chemistry of fluids.

Bringing together material unavailable in any other single source, this comprehensive, concise reference features detailed coverage of various hydraulic fluid properties, such as biodegradability and fire resistance, as well as relevant hydraulic fluid test procedures. It examines the re-refining, reclamation, and disposal of used hydraulic fluids.

Offering quick assistance in the diagnosis and solution of workplace problems, this guide provides essential data and guidelines for both inexperienced and seasoned technical professionals specializing in hydraulics, plant engineering, fluid power transmission, or other aspects of mechanical engineering.

Industrial Pneumatic Control

Dr. Z.J. Lansky and L.F. Schrader Jr., 1986

Society Members: $357.00
Non-Members: $416.00
Order# 40030-091D

This single-source monograph provides invaluable, comprehensive, technical information that is applicable for solving problems encountered in the fluid power industry. Stressing the safe and efficient operation of a system, Industrial Pneumatic Control discusses industrial control components from a system performance viewpoint illustrating how to use, monitor, and "trouble shoot" pneumatic control devices.

Pneumatic Technology Textbook

SMC Corporation Of America

Society Members: $157.00
Non-Members: $186.00
Order# 40030-101D

This publication will focus on the technology of the components in control systems, describing types and design features of air treatment equipment, actuators and valves, methods of interconnection and introduces basic pneumatic circuits.

Beginning Pneumatics

SMC Corporation Of America

Society Members: $140.00
Non-Members: $166.00
Order# 40030- BP

This is an entry level textbook designed to give the student an understanding of air, air pressure, and how pneumatic equipment is used in general industry. Questions for discussion and opportunities to draw representative symbols for various components are sprinkled throughout this engaging text.

Industrial Servo Control Systems

George W. Younkin, 1996

Society Members: $358.00
Non-Members: $416.00
Order# 40030-091D

This reference book discusses how servo control theory can be employed to recognize and correct real-world servo application problems; detailing hardware specifications and servo drive classifications vital to the operation of machine servo drives.

Emphasizing the importance in selecting the correct size servo drive for a given machine, Industrial Servo Control Systems explains how to put servo drive components together to make servo work, describes the evolution and classification of servos, considers the components of machine servo drives from a mathematical point of view, covers proportional, integral, and differential compensation. This book includes manual drive sizing forms for both electric and hydraulic servo drives, provides valuable performance indexes that can be used in establishing and judging the performance of servo drives, offers useful techniques to compensate for machine nonlinearities that will affect servo drive performance, and much more.

Furnishing over 690 tables, equations, and drawings, this book is essential for all mechanical, manufacturing, system and machine design, hydraulic, industrial, chemical, electrical and electronics, process control, power system, and servo engineers, systems maintenance personnel, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Mobile Hydraulics Manual

Eaton Corporation

Society Members: $215.00
Non-Members: $249.00
Order# 40030-EM01

The newest edition of the Mobile Hydraulics Manual has more than 500 pages and 475 illustrations. It covers the major aspects of mobile hydraulics and theory, including the basic hydraulic theory, basic electrical theory, hydrostatic transmissions, steering, and fixed and variable displacement pumps.

Industrial Hydraulics Manual

Eaton Corporation

Society Members: $215.00
Non-Members: $249.00
Order# 40030-IM01

Eaton Fluid Power Training's Industrial Hydraulics Manual has set the standard for the industry for many years. Clear, plainly written text and high-quality illustrations make the Eaton Industrial Hydraulics Manual one of the the most popular hydraulics text. Take advantage of the most comprehensive hydraulics training and training aids in the industry.

Closed Loop Electrohydraulics Manual

Eaton Corporation

Society Members: $220.00
Non-Members: $256.00
Order# 40030-CLEM

The manual covers the operation of open and closed-loop servo valves, proportional valve systems, and design considerations such as valve sizing, actuator selection and feedback transducers. The reader will learn about voltage, current, resistance and capacitance in DC circuits.

Noise Control for Hydraulic Machinery

S. Skaistis, 1988

Society Members: $395.00
Non-Members: $458.00
Order# 40030-094D

Unlike most noise reduction books that almost exclusively consider architectural or environmental noise controls, Noise Control for Hydraulic Machinery focuses on producing quiet hydraulic components and hydraulically powered machines, permitting many new applications.

This useful reference is unique in analyzing forces and moments in pumps, showing how these forces produce noise at specific frequencies, demonstrating how pump design controls these frequencies, illustrating how a machine's noise-radiating surfaces affect noise, and discussing fluid-borne noise.

Pump Characteristics & Applications

Michael W. Volk, 1996

Society Members: $210.00
Non-Members: $248.00
Order# 40030-096D

This reference book offers a practical introduction to pumps and provides the tools necessary to select, size, operate, and maintain pumps properly, highlighting the interrelatedness of pump engineering from system and piping design to installation and start-up.

Examines computer software for system design and pump selection and contains a CD demonstration disks that illustrate how software can facilitate the sizing and analysis of pumps and piping systems. This book presents the fundamentals of pump and pump systems hydraulics, discusses pump selection and system design, explains the latest developments in pump technology, and more.

In the classroom, this book supplies useful pedagogical features: real-world pump system examples showing how pumps are selected and sized, a concise presentation that does not require a heavy reliance on design details, and clear discussions that avoid differential equations and other higher-level mathematics.


Sabri Centinkunt

Society Members: $424.00
Non-Members: $492.00
Order# 40030-ME101D

A comprehensive, cross-disciplinary introduction to the design of computer-controlled mechanical systems. With Cetinkunt’s Mechatronics, you can develop the technical background you need to design an automated machine, component, or process, as well as the practical judgment and knowledge of the current state-of-the-art technology you need to find the most effective solution. Drawing on knowledge and techniques from mechanical, aerospace, chemical, electrical, and computer engineering, the text explores the theory behind a wide range of basic devices used in automated machines and processes––from gears and pumps to servomotors and microchips. Various motion-control lab experiments bring together all aspects of the mechatronics field and provide practical experience in designing circuits and writing software.

Hydraulic Cartridge Valve Technology

John J. Pippenger, P.E.

Society Members: $132.00
Non-Members: $152.00
Order# 40030-CVT-D

This is an exhaustive coverage of Hydraulic Cartridge Valve Technology, one of the most dynamic, cutting-edge advancements yet to appear on the fluid power technology scene. In very easy-to-read language utilizing minimum math, and supported by over 400 photos, illustrations and technical drawings, this book contains everything you need to know about this rapidly growing technology. It patiently and thoroughly describes the three basic types of cartridge valves used today: Insert, Screw-in and Slip-in. The advantages of each and the most effective way in which each can be used is covered. Those responsible for the design and purchase of economical, trouble-free and long-lasting machinery using hydraulic power transmission systems will find this book a must reference for their library. It is invaluable for either the designer, the builder, the user and above all, the educational community.

Water Hydraulics Control Technology

Erik Trostmann, 1995

Society Members: $148.00
Non-Members: $185.00
Order# 40030-097D

This unique reference introduces the principles of water hydraulics technology and its benefits; clarifying the essential difference between water and oil hydraulics, covering the fundamental science of hydraulics, and addressing technical issues and solutions for water hydraulic power control systems. Offers cross-sectional diagrams of all components, shows details in correct dimensions, gives the choice of components materials, and explains the function of each component!

This book describes the physical differences between water and mineral oil used in hydraulics; delineates, for the first time in book form, the complete range of water hydraulic products for power control systems; examines in depth newly developed, commercially available high-speed axial piston pumps and motors for industrial applications; furnishes measured-performance data for water hydraulic valves; and more! This reference is an incomparable resource for mechanical, design, control, chemical, fluid power, system, industrial, environmental, and manufacturing engineers, upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students in these disciplines.

What Every Engineer Should Know About Ethics

Kenneth K. Humphreys P.E., 1999

Society Members: $186.00
Non-Members: $230.00
Order# 40030-097D

This compact reference explains the engineering profession's code of ethics using case studies drawn from the decisions of the National Society of Professional Engineers' (NSPE) Board of Ethical Review - examining ethical challenges in engineering, construction and project management. Concentrating primarily on situations engineers encounter on a daily basis and offering pragmatic answers to ethical questions.

What Every Engineer Should Know About Ethics is a practical reference book ideal for mechanical, civil, electrical and electronics, materials, chemical, mineral, cost, quality, reliability, industrial, developmental, safety, forensic, and consulting engineers, architects, project managers, upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students in these disciplines.

Zero Downtime Pneumatics - IFPS

John J. Pippenger PE and Dr. Z.J. Lansky, PE,1989

Society Members: $78.00
Non-Members: $96.00
Order# 40030-099F

Zero Downtime is a generic text written for mechanics, machine operators, technicians, industrial machinery designers, and others in the fluid power industry who are looking for more information on pneumatics and vacuum technology. The 250-page volume contains illustrations and charts, as well as a set of review questions at the end of each chapter. The aim of the book is to acquaint readers with pneumatic power, highlight design basics, and supplement texts which are used in technical training programs.

Zero Downtime Hydraulics - IFPS

John J. Pippenger PE 1989

Society Members: $78.00
Non-Members: $96.00
Order# 40030-099G

Zero Downtime Hydraulics offers you guidance for circuit design, choosing appropriate components and new electro-hydraulic controls for increased efficiency, improving performance and extending the life of the system. New maintenance procedures and service programs are described that have been developed in heavy industry and adopted by the robotic and automatic machinery builders and users. Zero Downtime Hydraulics presents a crash-course in hydraulic equipment survival that can be understood and used in several readings.

Basics for the Fluid Power Mechanic

John J. Pippenger P.E. & Greg P. Gordon P.E., 1996

Society Members: $122.00
Non-Members: $157.00
Order# 40030-081F

Basics for the Fluid Power Mechanic, by IFPS Education Director Greg P. Gordon, PE (Ohio State University) and noted fluid power author and educator John J. Pippenger, PE, provides the basics of both hydraulics and pneumatics for entry level Fluid Power Mechanics and Machine Operators. The text covers principles of operation, maintenance procedures, machine set-up, troubleshooting and equipment repair.

This book should help prepare candidates to take any of the three Fluid Power Mechanic Certification tests (Industrial Hydraulic, Mobile Hydraulic, or Pneumatic) offered by the Fluid Power Society. Review questions are included at the end of each chapter.

An accompanying instructor's manual is also available which provides the answers to the review questions and includes suggestions for class projects.

Controlling Electrohydraulic Systems

W. Anderson, 1988

Society Members: $490.00
Non-Members: $560.00
Order# 40030-082D

This book provides an in-depth look at electro hydraulic components and systems, from pump-motor operation and sizing with valves to portraying linear and nonlinear, analog and digital, electro hydraulic elements.

Offers concise treatment of these topics: pump, valve and load parameters in pressure, flow, velocity, and position control loops, servo valves in pressure and flow control configurations, pilot-valve arrangements for proportional valves and servo valves...and more.

Couplings and Joints: Design, Selection & Application

Jon R. Mancuso, 1999

Society Members: $490.00
Non-Members: $560.00
Order# 40030-083D

Reflecting rapid changes in the field over the past ten years, this updated reference treats all aspects of couplings and joints for wide array of applications and industries and provides new material on:

  • coupling ratings

  • general purpose couplings versus special purpose couplings
  • retrofitting of lubricated couplings to non-lubricated couplings
  • torsional dampening couplings
  • torque meter couplings
  • alignment guidelines
  • heavy-duty universal joints

In addition, Couplings and Joints, offers expanded data on how to content and analyze the various types of couplings, dates information on the latest designs, materials, and processes (machining, a heat treatment, etc.) including updates on ScV, one piece diaphragms, and carburized ground gearing for spindles. Includes figures showing various types of couplings, applications, and failures and includes updated information on coupling balance including AGMA 9002, API 671, API 610, and ISO requirements and also contains the definition of over 140 terms used in design, selection, and application of couplings.

Fluid Power Design Handbook, 3rd Edition, Revised & Expanded

Frank Yeaple, 1996

Society Members: $339.00
Non-Members: $395.00
Order# 40030-084D

Detailing the latest developments in the ongoing "electronic revolution" of fluid power control, this edition covers new material on microprocessor control, "smart" actuators, virtual displays, position sensors, computer-aided design, performance testing, noise reduction, and more!
Analyzes elements for every type of hydraulic and pneumatic element, including reservoirs and fluids, pumps, compressors, valves, cylinders, fluid amplifiers, motors, drives, actuators, shock absorbers, and many more.
Furnishing over 700 tables, photographs, and drawings, this reference book is essential reading for mechanical design, control, chemical, power, system, and manufacturing engineers, designers of machines, vehicles, equipment, or systems in the aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, processing, agricultural, and power-generation industries, among others, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

This book presents engineering and application information to incorporate, control, predict, and measure the performance of all fluid power components in hydraulic or pneumatic systems.

Fluid Power Designer’s Lightning Reference Handbook, Eighth Edition

Berendsen Fluid Power, Inc., 2000

Society Members: $95.00
Non-Members: $113.00
Order# 40030-01F

This book is a great resource for anyone involved in fluid power. Loaded with illustrations and graphics, you'll refer to it again and again!

Fluid Power Study Guides In Printed & CD-ROM Formats

Manuals on CD-ROM in Adobe® pdf format Manuals in Printed Format 216mm x 280mm

CC CD-ROM Containing the Connector & Conductor Study Guides in Adobe® pdf format.
Non-member just $70, Member $50. Order No CD1

CC Connector & Conductor Study Guide Printed Manual sent by mail.
Non-member $145, Member $95. Order No PM1
HS CD-Rom Containing the Hydraulic Specialist Study Guides in Adobe® pdf format.
Non-member just $70, Member $50. Order No CD2
HS Hydraulic Specialist Study Guide Printed Manual sent by mail.
Non-member $145, Member $95. Order No PM2
PS CD-Rom Containing the Pneumatic Specialist Study Guides in Adobe® pdf format.
Non-member just $70, Member $50. Order No CD3
PS Pneumatic Specialist Study Guide Printed Manual sent by mail.
Non-member $145, Member $95. Order No PM3
IHM CD-Rom Containing the Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic Study Guides in Adobe® pdf format.
Non-member just $70, Member $50. Order No CD4
IHM Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic Study Guide Printed Manual sent by mail.
Non-member $145, Member $95. Order No PM4
IHT CD-Rom Containing the Industrial Hydraulic Technician Study Guides in Adobe® pdf format.
Non-member just $70, Member $50. Order No CD5
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MHM CD-Rom Containing the Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Study Guides in Adobe® pdf format.
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MHM Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Study Guide Printed Manual sent by mail.
Non-member $145, Member $95. Order No PM6
MHT CD-Rom Containing the Mobile Hydraulic Technician Study Guides in Adobe® pdf format.
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MHT Mobile Hydraulic Technician Study Guide Printed Manual sent by mail.
Non-member $145, Member $95. Order No PM7
PM CD-Rom Containing the Pneumatic Mechanic Study Guides in Adobe® pdf format.
Non-member just $70, Member $50. Order No CD8
PM Pneumatic Mechanic Study Guide Printed Manual sent by mail.
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PT CD-Rom Containing the Pneumatic Technician Study Guides in Adobe® pdf format.
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PT Pneumatic Technician Study Guide Printed Manual sent by mail.
Non-member $145, Member $95. Order No PM9

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