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 course is offered as a block course in the winter semester.

Preliminary meeting:

  • 07.11.2022 14:00 to 14:30

Lecture and Exercise:

  • 14.11.2022 9:00 to 17:00
  • 21.11.2022 9:00 to 17:00

Field trip subject to change in January 2023.


The Instructors

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

Managing director Hydraulische Antriebstechnik P&G GmbH, Altena

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Dr.-Ing. Gerd Scheffel

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Parker Hannifin Holding GmbH