Fluid engineers regard simulation of hydraulic systems as an interdisciplinary task combining hydraulics, mechanics and electronics. In view of the variety of hydraulic circuits, it is not always easy to get started with simulation based development. Other than different pressure supply options fluid systems can be managed by resistance or displacement, additionally there are plenty control variants optimized for each specific task.
Starting with a theoretical introduction the book "Systematik fluidtechnischer Schaltungen - Theoretische Einführung und Simulation von Praxisbeispielen" highlights the systematics that is underlying hydraulic systems. Taking examples from industrial machinery construction, automotive-, aerospace-, naval- and railway technology a deeper comprehension is developed.
The practical examples are simulated with DSHplus and discussed to help the reader to define the necessary level of detail for a given type of simulation model. Further on this the examples serve as guidance for how to select the correct component for each function. Explicitly formulated calculations provide assistance in determining the hydraulic, mechanic and control parameters. Finally the simulation models are commissioned virtually and selected points of operation are analyzed by CAx-tools.
Using practical examples, the reader will be introduced into the process of how to create a simulation model while simultaneously developing a feeling of the complex interactions in hydraulic systems, which will ease the entry into the subject. Feel free, to ask FLUIDON for a copy of the respective simulation models for further self-studies.