What is the definition of "foot-pound"?
The unit used for measuring work. Foot pounds is abbreviated as ft.lbs.

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## Hydraulics and Pneumatics Training

Class Information
 Tooling U classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The typical class consists of 12 to 25 lessons and will take approximately one hour to complete.
 Class Name: The Forces of Fluid Power 110 Description: This class provides an introduction to the forces of fluid power, including force multiplication, work, energy, and power. Prerequisites: none Difficulty: Beginner Number of Lessons: 16 Language: English, Spanish

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Class Outline
• Objectives
• Intro to Forces of Fluid Power
• Energy
• Forms of Energy
• Energy Transfer
• Work
• Power
• Force and Motion
• Torque and Moment of Inertia
• Friction
• Fluid Power Variables
• Pressure
• Volume
• Force Multiplication
• Fluid Flow Rate
• Summary

Class Objectives
• Describe how fluid power systems perform work.
• Define energy.
• Define potential energy.
• Define kinetic energy.
• Describe energy transfer.
• Describe work.
• Define power.
• Describe the relationship between force and motion.
• Define torque.
• Describe the affect of friction in fluid power systems.
• List the variables of fluid power transmission.
• Define Pascal's Law.
• Describe volume.
• Describe force multiplication.
• Describe fluid flow rate.

Class Vocabulary

Vocabulary TermDefinition
Components that directly help convert hydraulic or pneumatic energy into mechanical energy.
A type of fluid power system that uses feedback to maintain consistent input and output. Closed-loop systems are also called servo systems.
A type of linear actuator that uses a piston to produce motion in a straight line. A cylinder is also known as a piston actuator.
The resistance to flow. Drag is used to describe friction of air.
The amount of power output by a fluid power system compared to the amount of power input.
The ability to perform work.
A device that monitors input and output signals in a closed-loop fluid power system.
A scientific law of inertia developed by Sir. Isaac Newton. Newton's first law of motion states that an object will remain at rest or in its original motion until acted upon by an outside force.
The component such as a pipe, tube, and hose that conveys liquids throughout a hydraulic or pneumatic system.
The volume of fluid displaced by a pump or compressor into a hydraulic or pneumatic system.
The volume of fluid displaced within a given time. Fluid flow rate also determines the speed at which work is performed by fluid power systems.
A power transmission system that uses fluids such as oil and air to transmit power. Hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems are types of fluid power systems.
The unit used for measuring work. Foot pounds is abbreviated as ft.lbs.
The push or pull that gives energy to an object.
The exponential increase in available power usually associated with tools and power transmission systems.
The force that resists motion between two objects.
The unit used for measuring power.
A power transmission system that uses the force of flowing liquids to transmit power.
The unit used for measuring work. Inch pounds is abbreviated as in.lbs.
Energy of motion.
The scientific law that states energy can neither be created nor destroyed.
The property that diminishes friction and increases smoothness and slipperiness.
Energy used to perform work through the physical interaction and motion of instruments or tools.
The tendency of an object in motion to rotate until acted upon by an outside force. The moment of inertia is also known as rotational inertia.
A change in an object's position as a result of an the imbalance of forces created by energy transfer.
A unit of pressure. A newton per square meter is also known as a pascal, which is derived from the International System of Units (SI).
A hydrostatic principle that states when pressure is applied to a contained fluid, the force is transmitted equally in all directions.
A power transmission system that uses the force of flowing gases to transmit power.
Stored energy resulting from an object's position or from internal pressure.
A unit of pressure. Pounds per square inch is derived from the English system of measure and is abbreviated psi.
The rate of doing work in a specified period of time.
The amount of force applied upon an object. Pressure is a derived unit that combines time, area, and mass.
The component of a hydraulic or pneumatic system that powers the main pump or compressor.
The distance from the center of an object to its periphery.
The number of times a component rotates 360 degrees, or in a complete circle, in one minute. Revolutions per minute (rpm) is a measurement of speed.
The tendency of an object in motion to rotate until acted upon by an outside force. Rotational inertia is also known as the moment of inertia.
A type of fluid power system that uses feedback to maintain consistent input and output. Servo systems are also called closed-loop systems.
A valve used to direct fluid to an actuator in a closed-loop or servo system.
The state of an object at rest.
The force that produces rotary motion.
The distance traveled by an object over a specific period of time.
A fluid's resistance to flow. Viscosity is used to describe friction of fluids.
The amount of space that an object occupies. Solids and liquids have definite volume.
The result of force applied to an object over a distance.