Aerospace Hydraulic Components

SAE International is pleased to offer this professional development seminar in conjunction with the SAE A-6 Aerospace Actuation, Control and Fluid Power Systems Committee meeting Oct. 20-23 Santa Barbara, CA.

This 4 hour short course will provide an overview of the hydraulic components used on aircraft. There will be a brief overview of hydraulics, aircraft hydraulic systems, and aircraft flight controls. You will learn the function of each component used within the hydraulic system, and then look in depth at each component"s design.

What Will You Learn

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Explain how a hydraulic system is used in an aircraft
  • Identify the various components used in a hydraulic system
  • Explain the functions of hydraulic components
  • Identify the design styles of hydraulic components
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of hydraulic components

Course Requirements

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  • General
    • A History of Hydraulics
    • Hydraulics in Aircraft Systems
  • The Aerospace Hydraulic System
    • Principles
    • System Architecture
    • Hydraulic Actuation
    • Hydraulic Issues (Contamination, Air, Cavitation)
  • Hydraulic Power Sources
    • Pumps, Accumulators, RAT
    • Theory of Operation
    • Designs
  • Components: Function, Principal of Operation, Design Types, Strengths / Weaknesses, Usage Examples, and Specification Requirements.
    • Filtration
    • Restrictors
    • Check Valves
    • Relief Valves
    • One Way Restrictors
    • Pressure Regulating Valves
    • Thermal Relief Valves
    • Selector Valves
    • Solenoid Valves
    • Shuttle Valves
  • Future Trends
    • Power Sources (EHA, EBHA)