Fluid Power with Applications

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-16
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Fluid Power with Applications, Seventh Editionpresents broad coverage of fluid power technology in a readable and understandable fashion. An extensive array of industrial applications is provided to motivate and stimulate students'interest in the field. Balancing theory and applications, this#xA0;book is updated to reflect current technology; it focuses on the design, analysis, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems. It also includes an Automation Studio" CD (produced by Famic Technologies Inc.) that contains simulations and animations of many of the fluid power circuits presented throughout the book as well as a variety of additional fluid power applications.

Author Biography

Anthony Esposito was born on October 4, 1934 in Schenectady, NY.  His family moved to Saratoga Springs, NY in 1948.  He graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 1953.  In 1957 he received a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady.  He was employed at General Electric Company as a design engineer in Cincinnati from 1957 to 1961 and a control systems engineer in Schenectady from 1961 to 1965. He married Mary Jane Stark of Cincinnati in 1959 and they have four children and ten grandchildren. Anthony and Mary currently live in Fairfield, OH.


Upon receiving a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College in 1965, Anthony left General Electric to begin a teaching career at Miami University within the Manufacturing Engineering Department. In 1969 he received his Professional Engineer’s License from the State of Ohio.  He served as Chairman of the Manufacturing Engineering Department from 1976 to 1992.  During his career at Miami University, he authored four engineering technology college textbooks, including “FLUID POWER WITH APPLICATIONS’ published by Prentice Hall.  His current title at Miami University is Professor Emeritus.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Fluid Power
Physical Properties of Hydraulic Fluids
Energy and Power in Hydraulic Systems
Frictional Losses in Hydraulic Pipelines
Hydraulic Pumps
Hydraulic Cylinders and Cushioing Devices
Hydraulic Motors
Hydraulic Valves
Hydraulic Circuit Design and Analysis
Hydraulic Conductors and Fittings
Ancillary Hydraulic Devices
Maintenance of Hydraulic Systems
Pneumatics: Air Preparation and Components
Pneumatics: Circuits and Applications
Basic Electrical Controls for Fluid Power Circuits
Fluid Logic Control Systems
Advanced Electrical Controls for Fluid Power Systems
Automation Studiotm Computer Software
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