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Fluid Mechanisms

Course aims

Students will learn the basic concepts of fluid mechanisms: hydraulic mechanism, pneumatic mechanisms, hydraulic and pneumatic circuit. Become familiar with the composition of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits, basic hydraulic and pneumatic components, their functions, structures, characteristics using the circuit. Students will learn to count instances hydraulic and pneumatic circuits in steady state and solve the starting and braking hydraulic actuators. Learn to design simple hydraulic and pneumatic circuits and compile them on trainer in the laboratory. Students acquire basic knowledge of the operation, maintenance, measurement and diagnostics of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.


EXNER, H. et al. Hydraulics, Basic Principles and Components. Würzburg, Germany: Bosch Rexroth AG., 2011. 326 p. ISBN 978-3-9814879-3-0.
GÖTZ, W. Hydraulics. Theory and Applications. Ditzingen, Germany: OMEGON, 1998. 291 s. ISBN 3-980-5925-3-7.
DODDANNAVAR, RAVI BARNARD, ANDRIES. (2005). Practical Hydraulic Systems - Operation and Troubleshooting for Engineers and Technicians. Elsevier. Online version available at:

Advised literature

EWALD, R. et al. Proportional and Servo-valve Technology. Lohr am Main, Germany: Bosch Rexroth AG, 2003. 300 p.
HEHN, H. et al. Fluid Power Troubleshooting. New York : Marcel Dekker. 1995. 647 p. ISBN 0-8247-9275-0.
MANRING. (2005). Hydraulic Control Systems. John Wiley & Sons. Online version available at:
SMC - eLEARNING. available from (username and password will be assigned by teacher, Pneumatic Systems module, Hydraulics module)
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Language of instruction Czech
Code 338-0523
Abbreviation TMech
Course title Fluid Mechanisms
Coordinating department Department of Hydromechanics and Hydraulic Equipment
Course coordinator doc. Dr. Ing. Lumír Hružík