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.
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BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Martin, Raymond P. Jr., "Steady-State Fluidics: Computer-Aided Analysis of Analog Fluidic Circuits by Use of Experimentally Determined Characteristic Curves" (1976). All Theses and Dissertations. 7153.
Dr. Blaine Andersen