MASA2332 - Hydraulic power systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

The course will provide a basic understanding of hydraulic power transmission systems, so that the student can perform design and analysis on simple systems. The course includes: hydraulic energy conversion and transmission, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, energy conservation, impulse equation, loss in systems with pipes, valves / components and narrow passages. Features of components included in hydraulic systems: Engines, pumps, cylinders, control valves, tank, coolers, etc. Basic principles of control technology: Instrumentation technique. Logical controls, Regulators. System technical principles. Interface and interaction. Modeling and simulation. The course will also provide basic knowledge of various hydraulic fluids, properties and environmental factors.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After completing the course, the student: has basic knowledge of the properties and applications of hydraulic power systems - has knowledge of relevant terminology and design tools including simulation software - has basic knowledge of the principle structure and function of hydraulic power systems. - has knowledge of the design of hydraulic power systems based on the above. - has knowledge of component properties. - has knowledge of the environmental and social consequences of improper use of hydraulic power systems. - is familiar with regulations that deal with simple dimensioning based on standardized procedures / regulations.

Skills: After completing the course the student should be able to - plan design of simple hydraulic power systems and components. - find and apply the necessary regulations that deal with the dimensioning and construction of simple hydraulic power systems. - carry out calculations and dimensioning of hydraulic components based on performance and efficiency. - be able to design simple hydraulic power systems. - be able to create simple simulation models and simulate behavior in simple hydraulic systems. - be able to design form drawings (manual and digital) for hydraulic power systems according to international standards (ISO).

General competence: After completing the course the student should be able to - participate in the planning and implementation of multi-disiplinary engineering projects where hydraulic power systems are included - can, by means of standards and relevant regulations, document and convey written technical reports on dimensioning and effect of such systems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments, project work and laboratory exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory exercises

Further on evaluation

4 hours written school exam.

Aids for written school exams: Formula collection and calculator.

In the event of a postponed examination (re-sit examination), the written examination may be changed to an oral examination. Continuation exam are arranged in Spring semester.

Specific conditions

Course materials

Innføring i oljehydraulikk - Knut Brautaset (available digitally in library)

Copies of various articles and notes will be available in Blackboard.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 HJELPEMIDD 2023-12-06 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C218 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 1
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 HJELPEMIDD INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU