Abstract

One of the fundamental tasks confronting engineers is the transmission and control of energy. The engineer, faced with this requirement and influenced by details of a specific, situation, his education and experience, and the customer's desires, will probably select a mechanical, electrical, or electro-mechanical system. Often a better choice exists—the use of a fluid power system. Fluid power systems employ pressurized fluids, liquids and/or gases, to transmit and control energy. Hydraulic systems use liquids, usually special oils or treated water. Pneumatic. systems use air or other gases. Both types are versatile and find a wide range of application.

Degree

PhD

College and Department

Mechanical Engineering

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright

Date Submitted

1976-4

Document Type

Dissertation

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd48

First Advisor

Dr. Blaine Andersen

Keywords

Fluidic devices

Language

English

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