Design of Fluid Power Components

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In this lecture the design and construction of hydraulic pumps, motors and valves is discussed. Also a focus is put on the operating behavior and the regulation. The theoretical basics are complemented by practical applications.


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All necessary documents will be made available to the students during the lecture.


Target Audience

The lecture addresses students (mechanical engineering, Bachelor or Master) and scientists interested in the design and construction of hydraulic pumps, motors and valves.

Language of the lecture: German

Recommended requirements:

  • Fundamentals of Fluid Power


The lecture is divided into the two topics "Pumps and Motors" and "Valves". The instructors Dr. Gerd Scheffel (topic: Valves) and Dr. Stefan Gels (topic: Pumps and Motors) discuss both topics in detail in their lectures. Highlight of the course will be two excursions to companies of the hydraulic sector.


  • Engine, control unit and operating behavior of pumps and motors
  • Tribological contacts
  • Systematics of valves, interconnections of valves
  • Hydraulic linear drives


The lecture will be a block event in the winter semester.

Preliminary Meeting: 16.10.2018, 14-14:30 (R020, ifas)

Lecture :

  • 28.11.2018, 9:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00 (ifas, Seminarraum 103)
  • 29.11.2018, 9:00 – 12:00 Uhr and 13:00 – 17:00 (ifas, Seminarraum 103)

Excursion in January 2019.


The Instructors

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Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Kfm. Stefan Gels

Hydraulische Antriebstechnik P&G GmbH, Altena

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Dr.-Ing. Gerd Scheffel

industrial applications engineering manager for Parker, Kaarst