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.


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

Safety Video

Sizing Components Webinar (Mandatory)
Duration: 60 minutes


  • 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

Sizing Components Webinar

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Testing Efficiency Webinar (Mandatory)
Duration: 25 minutes


  • 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

Mounts & Case Drains Webinar (Mandatory)
Duration: 25 minutes


  • Identify different pump mounts
  • Understand when to use case drains

*Note: Refer to the Lightening Reference Handbook

Mounts & Case Drains Video

Introduction to Fluid Power (Optional)
Duration: 45 minutes


  • 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

Tube Flaring, Bending and Assembly (Optional)

Duration: 50 minutes


  • Comparison of tubing and hoses
  • Necessary equipment
  • Flaring Procedures
  • Tube Bending
  • Relevant Calculation

Tube Flaring, Bending and Assembly

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


  • 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

Fundamentals of Fluid Power  (Optional)
Duration: Varies


  • Benefits and limitations of fluid power compared with other power transmission technologies
  • Operation, use and symbols of common hydraulic components
  • How to formulate and analyze models of hydraulic components and circuits
  • How to design and predict the performance of fluid power circuits

Fundamentals of Fluid Power Webinar

Additional Resources:

Fluid Power Reference Handbook, Ninth Edition

CCEFP Webinar Series

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