Fluid Power Technology for Mobile Applications

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In this lecture students will get to know a wide range of fluid power systems in the field of motor vehicles and mobile working machines. Both fluid power components and basic principles as well as the technical background of vehicles and boundary conditions for the implementation and design of pneumatic and hydraulic systems are discussed.


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Target Audience

The lecture addresses students of "Design and Development" as well as "Vehicle Technology" within the scope of mechanical engineering studies.

Language of the lecture: German

Recommended requirements:

  • Fundamentals of Fluid Power
  • Automotive Engineering



The topics cover various applications of fluid technology in motor vehicles as well as in mobile machines. Highlight of the course will be an excursion to a company of the mobile hydraulic sector.

  • Mechatronic systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Steering mechanism
  • Brakes
  • Chassis suspension
  • Transmission
  • Fluids


The script (German only) for the lecture can be purchased at ifas.

Murrenhoff, H.; Eckstein, L.: "Fluidtechnik für mobile Anwendungen"; 6. Auflage; Shaker Verlag GmbH; Aachen 2014
ISBN: 978-3844005158



The lecture will be a block event in the winter semester. The dates of the lecture (one week in November/December) and the accompanying excursion will be announced here.


The Instructor

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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katharina Schmitz

Head of Department, Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Systems