Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2018 - 08.03.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Matti Pietola

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III - IV (Spring 2019)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student is able to:

- Describe technical fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic systems

- Describe general characteristics of different pressure mediums

- Analyze the behavior of pressure and flow in hydraulic and pneumatic systems

- Describe the operation and control of hydraulic and pneumatic components, the factors affecting to the operation, and the effect of the components to the system

- Simulate basic hydraulic and pneumatic systems using software packages

- Calculate and analyze hydraulic and pneumatic systems and to draw up diagrams

- Calculate the characteristics/properties of hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems

- Analyze operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems

- Analyze and draw up diagrams of hydraulic and pneumatic systems

- Build simple hydraulic and pneumatic systems

- Document hydraulic and pneumatic systems

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

General knowledge of fluid power systems

Theoretical background (hydrostatics and hydrodynamics)

Fluids used in fluid opwer systems

Basic components of hydraulic and pneumatic systems


Seals and sealing


Modeling and simulation (basics for the Research tasks)

Measurements and analysis (for Laboratory exercises)

System construction

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Two research assignments, group work (2 x 45 %)

One individual research assignments (10 %)

Voluntary calculation exercises (bonus points)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr

Lectures 28 h (2 x 2 h / week)

Laboratory work 6 h (3 x 2 h)

Simulation work 8 h (4 x 2 h)

Voluntary calculation exercises 12 h (6 x 2 h)

Autonomous studying and working on research assignments 81 - 93 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Announced separately

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course substitutes Kon-41.3023 Hydrauliikka ja pneumatiikka

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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