Applied Fluid Power Design

Course Details

Course Number
MENG 3203
Section Number
MENG 3203
Spring 2012
McCoy Engineering Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

MW 8.00-8.50 a.m. and lab: T: 5.30 7.20 p.m. or R: 5.30 -7.20 p.m.

Dr. Jan W. Brink (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Fluid Power Circuits and Controls - Fundamentals
by Cundiff also purchase the Latest lab book version

Course Objectives



Student will be able to use the Automation Studio software to draw and design hydraulic and pneumatic circuits. Homework and Lab.

Student will be familiar with commonly used hydraulic and pneumatic components. Tests.

Student will be able to perform calculations in order to size the components of a hydraulic circuit. Tests and homework.

Student will be able interpret and sketch hydraulic circuits using ANSI symbols. Tests and homework

Student will be able to plumb and wire hydraulic/pneumatic and electrical control circuits. Labs.

Students will be able to design hardwired electrical logic circuits using Automation Studio for hydraulic and pneumatic circuits. Tests, HW,  Lab

Student will be famiar with servo hydraulic circuits and components. Test

Student will be able to collect and interpret data from hydraulic circuits. Labs

Student will be able to work in teams in the laboratory. Labs

Course Expectations

  • Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent. Attendance will be taken at random times during lecture and lab. You are only allowed to sign yourself in.


  • Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phone and/or pager, reading a newspaper, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless asked by your instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, making derogatory remarks about a classmate or your instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class. You can come see the instructor in his office for any concerns you have regarding the class. You cannot talk to other students in class because this is disruptive.

Grading Standards




              1.    Three tests will be given. This includes the final exam. Each test counts for 23.33%

                     of the total grade. (70 %)

  1. Homework assignments (10%) includes electrical/fluid power design project (5%)
  2. Lab Reports (15%)
  3. Attitude, participation and attendance (5%)

                     Course grade may be affected by class attendance. Attendance is considered very important.


Make-Up Exams: You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given.  However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance.  The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of your excuse.      

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Final Exam


Submission Format Policy



General Education Statement:

            Students in this course must demonstrate their ability to write in the English language. All

            paperwork turned in will be graded not only for correctness in course subject matter, but also for

            correctness in grammar and spelling. Students will use the Automation Studio software to draw

            and design hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy


  • Late Assignment

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted.  You are not allowed to work on homework during the class period. Students work in teams Each individual student must turn in the lab report at the beginning of class. This lab report should be the same for all team members, but I want to return my comments to each student. You should have your name listed first and then you list the correct name of all your team members. Students should be present at the beginning of the lab period in order to turn in the lab reports. No late lab reports will be accepted. The lab format report will be discussed later.

Lab reports and homework should be turned in on neat paper

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements



Attendance and other policies: Attendance is recorded for each class. University policies stated in the 

                   student handbook are followed in regard to absenteeism. Any behavior on the part of any

                   student that is disruptive to classroom learning will be handled according to the MSU Student

                   Handbook. It can be obtained in the Student Affairs office in the Hardin Administration  


Other Policies



Attendance and other policies: Attendance is recorded for each class. University policies stated in the 

                   student handbook are followed in regard to absenteeism. Any behavior on the part of any

                   student that is disruptive to classroom learning will be handled according to the MSU Student

                   Handbook. It can be obtained in the Student Affairs office in the Hardin Administration  


Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

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