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A Multifaceted Approach to a Fluid Power Laboratory Course

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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MET Papers 2

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Engineering Technology

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Joseph A. Untener P.E. University of Dayton

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Joe is a professor of Engineering Technology at the University of Dayton. With degrees from General Motors Institute and Purdue University, and experience with General Motors and other engineering and manufacturing companies, he teaches courses in Mechanical Engineering Technology, and co-authors textbooks with Robert L. Mott.

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This paper addresses the design of a fluid power laboratory course that utilizes a diverse breadth of learning activities. The laboratory includes a variety of exercises such as the use of simulation software, modularized hydraulic trainers, full-scale industrial systems, fabrication, and teardown analysis of fluid power components. This variety of learning experiences allows students with a diverse range of learning styles to experience the course topics in ways that are most conducive for each.

Untener, J. A. (2017, June), A Multifaceted Approach to a Fluid Power Laboratory Course Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--27487

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