Instructor and contact person:

Dr.-Ing. Karl-Peter Jäker

Content and learning objectives:

Introduction to oil hydraulics and the importance of information processing in complex hydraulic systems

  • Examples of complex hydraulic systems and components


  • Hydrostatics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Modelling and modelling tools
  • Signal processing

Pressure liquids

Hydraulic components for energy conversion

Hydraulic components for energy- and power-control

Hydraulic components for energy transmission and their equipment

Application examples

  • Combination of electric motor (under oil) with gearpump
  • Hydrostat
  • Active suspension system, active hydropneumatic

Mechatronic design of hydraulic systems

Principles of mobile hydraulic systems

Computer and lab practicals

In addition to the fundamentals of oil hydraulics, aspects of information processing (control etc.), the modelling of hydraulic aggregates as well as their analysis and synthesis in the computer will be treated and reinforced in computer practicals. The holistic approach to today's hydraulic facilities and systems is of vital importance because these have become complex mechatronic systems and cannot do without information processing (e.g., ABS, active vehicle suspension, Common Rail, etc.).

Reference for students

Regarding further information about contents and organization of our courses, please visit the central e-learning platform PAUL.