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About the Author
Anthony Esposito was born on October 4, 1934 in Schenectady, NY. His family moved to Saratoga Springs, NY in 1948. He graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 1953. In 1957 he received a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady. He was employed at General Electric Company as a design engineer in Cincinnati from 1957 to 1961 and a control systems engineer in Schenectady from 1961 to 1965. He married Mary Jane Stark of Cincinnati in 1959 and they have four children and ten grandchildren. Anthony and Mary currently live in Fairfield, OH.
Upon receiving a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College in 1965, Anthony left General Electric to begin a teaching career at Miami University within the Manufacturing Engineering Department. In 1969 he received his Professional Engineer’s License from the State of Ohio. He served as Chairman of the Manufacturing Engineering Department from 1976 to 1992. During his career at Miami University, he authored four engineering technology college textbooks, including “FLUID POWER WITH APPLICATIONS’ published by Prentice Hall. His current title at Miami University is Professor Emeritus.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO FLUID POWER
CHAPTER 2 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF HYDRAULIC FLUIDS
CHAPTER 3 ENERGY AND POWER IN HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 4 FRICTIONAL LOSSES IN HYDRAULIC PIPELINES
CHAPTER 5 HYDRAULIC PUMPS
CHAPTER 6 HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS AND CUSHIOING DEVICES
CHAPTER 7 HYDRAULIC MOTORS
CHAPTER 8 HYDRAULIC VALVES
CHAPTER 9 HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
CHAPTER 10 HYDRAULIC CONDUCTORS AND FITTINGS
CHAPTER 11 ANCILLARY HYDRAULIC DEVICES
CHAPTER 12 MAINTENANCE OF HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 13 PNEUMATICS: AIR PREPARATION AND COMPONENTS
CHAPTER 14 PNEUMATICS: CIRCUITS AND APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 15 BASIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR FLUID POWER CIRCUITS
CHAPTER 16 FLUID LOGIC CONTROL SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 17 ADVANCED ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR FLUID POWER SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 18 AUTOMATION STUDIOTM COMPUTER SOFTWARE
The primary purpose of the sixth edition of Fluid Power with Applications remains the same as that of the previous editions: to provide the student with in-depth explanation of the vast field of fluid power. As such, this book covers all subjects essential to understanding the design, analysis, operation, maintenance, and application of fluid power systems. It is written for associate and bachelor's degree candidates studying technology at community colleges, technical colleges, and four-year colleges and universities.
In keeping with the previous editions, theory is presented where necessary, but the emphasis is on understanding how fluid power systems operate and on practical applications. The student then learns not only the "why" but also the "how" of fluid power systems operation.
NEW IN THE SIXTH EDITION
Based on input from users of the fifth edition and from my colleagues, the following changes have been incorporated into this book.
- Material on ancillary hydraulic devices (such as reservoirs, accumulators, pressure intensifiers, seals, heat exchangers, pressure gauges, and flowmeters) has been removed from various chapters and combined into a new Chapter 11. As a result the chapters dealing with major components, such as pumps, cylinders, motors, and valves, are more coherent and focused, resulting in enhanced read ability and understanding.
- Many of the example problems and end-of-chapter exercises have been changed to better reflect current industrial applications. The example problems and exercises encompass a wide range of subject matter and levels of difficulty to allow students to progress in anorderly manner.
- Section 8.6 has been added to include coverage on proportional control valves.. It has become increasingly more important to discuss the operation and application of these solenoid-operated valves because they provide precise, dependable, variable speed control of cylinders and motors in open-loop fluid power systems.
- A number of photographs and illustrations have been updated to reflect current fluid power technology. These include programmable logic controllers, microprocessors, and electrohydraulic servo systems.
- Section 12.11, on fluid cleanliness levels, has been added. The basis for controlling particle contamination of hydraulic fluid is to measure they fluid's cleanliness level. It is important to present this subject, because manufacturers of hydraulic equipment specify the fluid cleanliness levels required for providing the; expected life of their components.
- Derivations of key equations have been removed from various chapters and combined into a new Appendix I. This change allows students to better concentrate on applications without undue emphasis on mathematical analysis. This is especially valuable in early chapters where understanding the operation off fluid power components can be more difficult because of the simultaneous inclusion of mathematical theory. Appendix I should be used by instructors who want to pay more attention to teaching students how equations are derived..
- A new Section 13.6 includes material on the analysis of moisture removal from air. Moisture in the air delivered by a compressor washes away lubricants, causing excessive wear in components such as cylinders, valves, and motors that contain moving parts. Moisture also causes metallic surfaces to rust, thus damaging plumbing components such as conductors and fittings. It is therefore; important to know how to determine and reduce the rate at which moisture enters a pneumatic system.
- Material on hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic motors (previously covered in a single chapter) has been rewritten and placed into two separate chapters for better clarity and focus. Chapter 6 is devoted to hydraulic cylinders, and Chapter7 concentrates on hydraulic motors. This change allows readers to obtain a better understanding of the operation, analysis, and application of these two major hydraulic components.
- Material dealing with the electrical control of fluid power systems (previously covered in a single chapter) has been rewritten and placed into two different chapters for better clarity and focus. Chapter 15 covers basic applications using; simple electrical components such as solenoids, switches, and relays in conjunction with electrical wiring diagrams. Chapter 17 deals with advanced applications that use electrohydraulic servo systems and programmable logic controllers.
- Information on computer analysis of fluid power systems has been removed from Chapter 4 and placed in a new Appendix J. Depending on the breadth and depth of coverage desired by instructors, many fluid power courses do not allow time for students to do any computer programming using BASIC and MATHCAD. The relocation of this information allows students to better concentrate on the operation and application of fluid power components and systems without dealing with computer analysis techniques.
- The chapter that deals with conductors and fittings has been moved, and is now Chapter 10. This allows instructors to emphasize major components such as pumps, cylinders, motors, and valves early in the course, and then proceed to circuits and applications. Conductors and fittings can be covered near the end of the course as desired by instructors.
- The coverage of fluidics (a control technology rarely used in practical fluid power systems) has been eliminated from this book. The resulting reduction in text material allows for the inclusion of the new topics.