Free 7-week Online Course in Fluid Power Starts September 28

Slide1Fundamentals of Fluid Power is a free online course in fluid power, put together by the University of Minnesota and offered on Coursera. Sessions begin September 28 and are open to anyone who registers.

The course is designed to introduce the fundamental principles and analytical modeling of fluid power components, circuits, and systems. Participants will learn the benefits and limitations of fluid power compared with other power transmission technologies;  the operation, use, and symbols of common hydraulic components; how to formulate and analyze models of hydraulic components and circuits; and how to design and predict the performance of fluid power circuits.

While anyone interested in fluid power can join, the course is most appropriate for new engineering hires at a company that uses (or wants to use) fluid power, engineering graduate students and interns engaged in a research project that uses fluid power, and engineering undergraduate students and interns who wish to be exposed to fluid power.

More information and to register, follow this link:  www.coursera.org/course/fluidpower

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