Educational Webinars

Here are supplemental materials available for student teams to download and review to learn more about fluid power as it relates to this program.


Safety Video (Mandatory)
Duration: 30 minutes

Fluid power safety is of the utmost importance. All program participants are required to watch this video on fluid power safety.

Objectives

  • Personal Safety
  • Lab Safety
  • Equipment Safety
  • Chemical Safety
  • Design Safety

Safety Video


Sizing Components Webinar (Mandatory)
Duration: 60 minutes

Objectives

  • Calculate the pull of the vehicle
  • Calculate the torque of the drive wheel
  • Determine your system pressure (PSI)
  • Size the drive motor for cubic inches per revolution (CIR)
  • Calculate wheel RPM
  • Calculate GPM (gallons per minute)
  • Calculate HP (Horsepower)
  • Size the hydraulic lines
  • Size the pump

* This webinar will be recorded live on November 5th. Details will be in the FPVC App.


Testing Efficiency Webinar (Mandatory)
Duration: 25 minutes

Objectives

  • List of necessary equipment needed for testing
  • Schematics and formulas for calculating:
    • Volumetric, Mechanical, and overall efficiency
  • Show pictures of setups and testing

Testing Efficiency Webinar


Introduction to Fluid Power (Optional)
Duration: 45 minutes

Objectives

  • Define fluid power systems
  • Compare hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Basic fluid power devices and their associated schematics
  • Identify critical fluid power properties, pressure, flow rate, and valve position
  • Discuss how these properties must be controlled and measured by a fluid power system to control the strength, speed, and direction of resultant mechanical output.

Introduction to Fluid Power Systems Video


How and Why to Get Certified in Fluid Power (Optional)
Duration: 30 minutes

Objectives

  • Background of the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS)
  • Hydraulic Specialist Certification
  • Pneumatic Specialist Certification
  • Master Certification Pathways
  • How certifications enhance your career
  • How to Get Certified
  • The Cost of Certification

Certification Video


Additional Resources:

Fluid Power Designer’s Lightning Reference Handbook, Eighth Edition

CCEFP Webinar Series

The CCEFP Webinar Series is a monthly forum highlighting fluid power research topics from universities across the country.