Checking date: 29/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Pneumatics and Oleohydraulics
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Plan: 446 - Estudio: 221)


Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Machine Mechanics
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. A systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of pneumatics and oleohydraulics. 2. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of pneumatics and oleohydraulics using established methods. 3. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs of pneumatics and oleohydraulics to meet defined and specified requirements. 4. The ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments in pneumatics and oleohydraulics, interpret the data and draw conclusions. 5. Workshop and laboratory skills in pneumatics and oleohydraulics. 6. The ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods to solve problems of pneumatics and oleohydraulics. 7. the ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of pneumatics and oleohydraulics.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Fundamentals and concepts of pneumatic. Elements of pneumatic systems: Compressors, tanks, etc Pneumatic cilinders and motors. Pneumatic valves. Design of pneumatic circuits. Fundamentals and concepts of hydraulic. Elements of hydraulic systems: Pumps, tanks, filters, hydraulic fluids, etc Hydraulic cilinders and motors. Hydraulic Valves. Design of hydraulic machines.
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures will be explained in big groups, exercises for understanding the lectures will be solved, labs will be carried out and a project in groups will also be done. In addition, 2 labs will be carried out: Lab 1: Design and calculation of pneumatic circuits by means of panel construction. Lab 2: Disassembly, assembly and analysis of hydraulic elements.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.