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Hydraulic Elements and Systems

Course aims

Students will gain detailed knowledge of the functions, construction, calculation, properties, and use of hydraulic components. They are able to use these components in hydraulic systems.
They will extend their knowledge in the area of design and calculation of selected hydraulic circuits and systems, especially in terms of their control, energy balance, operation, and maintenance, reliability, etc.


[1] EXNER, H. et al. Hydraulics, Basic Principles and Components. Würzburg, Germany: Bosch Rexroth AG., 2011. 326 p. ISBN 978-3-9814879-3-0.
[2] EWALD, R. et al. Proportional and Servo-valve Technology. Lohr am Main, Germany: Bosch Rexroth AG, 2003. 300 p.
[3] GÖTZ, W. Hydraulics. Theory and Application. Ditzingen: Rexroth Bosch Group + OMEGON, 1998. 291 p. ISBN 0-7680-0242-7.
[4] NOACK, S. Hydraulics in Mobile Equipment. Ditzingen: Rexroth Bosch Group + OMEGON, 2001. 202 p. ISBN 0-7680-0886-7.

Advised literature

[1] IVANTYŠYN, J., IVANTYŠYNOVÁ. Hydrostatic pumps and motors: principles, design, performance, modelling, analysis, control and testing. New Delhi: Tech Books International. 2003. 512 p. ISBN 81-82305-08-1 .
[2] HEHN, H. et al. Fluid Power Troubleshooting. New York: Marcel Dekker. 1995. 647 p. ISBN 0-8247-9275-0.
[3] MANRING, N. D. Hydraulic Control Systems. John Wiley & Sons. 2005. 426 p. Online version available at:
[4] CHOW, V. T. Open-channel hydraulics. Caldwell: Blackburn Press, 2007. 680 p. ISBN 978-1932846188.

Language of instruction Czech
Code 338-0502
Abbreviation HyPrv
Course title Hydraulic Elements and Systems
Coordinating department Department of Hydromechanics and Hydraulic Equipment
Course coordinator doc. Dr. Ing. Lumír Hružík