Engineering Design Handbook. Hydraulic Fluids
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA
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The objectives of the Handbook are To collect diverse sources of information to conserve time, materials, and money in the successful design of new equipment To provide guidance in capsule form for new personnel, Armed Forces contractors, or experienced design engineers in other fields who require information about hydraulic fluids To supply current fundamental information To place the reader in a position to use new information generated subsequent to the publication of this handbook. To meet these objectives, the handbook has been written to provide the necessary background regarding hydraulic equipment and fluids so that more complete information and data available in the references can be utilized. The handbook is organized into six chapters containing the following informations The inherent advantages, disadvantages, and areas of application of electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems along with a brief review of the principles of hydraulics Descriptions of the major types of hydraulic circuit components and explanations, where applicable, of the methods of operation The important properties of hydraulic fluids Fluids currently conforming to Federal Specifications along with pertinent information from each specification and a review of new nonspecification fluids which may find applications under extreme environmental conditions Additives frequently required to modify properties of base stock fluids The methods of handling and storing hydraulic fluids.
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment