June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
The subject of fluid power has gone through changes as modes of power transmission in transportation, industrial and aerospace application have evolved. Though this technology has matured over many decades, there is a growing demand for more compact and efficient systems in products. This requires integration of fluid power in traditional engineering and technology curricula. Considering the demand of knowledge and skill in program graduates, introduction of additional new subject in an existing program is a challenge. At the same time, a growing body of non-traditional and working students in undergraduate institutions demand flexibility in curriculum offering.
To incorporate fluid power in existing curriculum a flexible approach is utilized. In this paper, a modular form of an upper level fluid power curriculum is presented. The development consists of lecture and lab materials, with proper linking and integration. Technical topics are presented under the scope of energy efficiency, systems integration, and hybrid engineering, which will allow integration into existing curriculum in current programs without the need for additional new courses. Learning outcomes of the curriculum were established, and assessment of student learning based on input from industrial constituents will be conducted.
It is expected that the development of these six modules will address the limited exposure to fluid power that current students of engineering and engineering technology programs have, thus allowing them to consider careers in the hydraulic fluid power industry. The initial implementation of the proposed development will take place in the Fall semester of 2019.
Rodriguez, J., & Choudhury, A. A. (2019, June), Development of Modules for Teaching Fluid Power Concepts Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32659
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