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

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

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

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 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.