Hydraulic Systems Modeling and Simulation for Application Engineers


This 27-hour seminar on Hydraulic Systems Modeling focuses on the technique of building mathematical models with the least amount of design parameters needed. This technique is designed to help application engineers who are responsible for modeling systems at large. The simulation process of a component is based on existing data published by the component manufacturer or subsystem dynamics identified experimentally.


Who Should Attend

Hydraulic component designers, application engineers, system integrators, electrohydraulic motion control engineers, and end users of fluid power components and systems. Familiarity with Laplace transforms, block diagrams and state space is desirable for portions of the dynamic analysis.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • evaluate the importance of component sizing and simulation in the design process.
  • apply principles of steady state and limited dynamic characteristics in both time domain and frequency domain.
  • discuss different modeling approaches and levels for hydraulic components and systems.
  • discuss the differences between simulation packages available in the market.
  • exercise knowledge using MATLAB®/Simulink® to build mathematical models, define the simulation parameters, run a simulation and analyze the results.

You also will earn 2.7 CEUs.

Laboratory Sessions

This seminar involves many laboratory exercises including software simulation. Some of these include component performance capturing experimentally, identify its dynamics, use the identified dynamics in building the component model.

Topical Outline

  • Introduction to Physical System Modeling and Simulation
  • Dynamic Systems Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Review
  • Hydraulic Components and Systems Modeling Approaches
  • Fluid Properties Modeling
  • Hydraulic Conductors Modeling
  • Hydraulic Pumps Modeling for Application Engineers
  • Hydraulic Motors Modeling for Application Engineers
  • Hydraulic Cylinders Modeling for Application Engineers
  • Hydraulic Valves Modeling for Application Engineers
  • EH Cylinder Position Control System Modeling
  • EH Motor Speed Control System Modeling


Dr. Medhat Khalil – Director of Professional Education & Research Development, Applied Technology CenterTM, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Medhat has constantly been working on his academic development through the years, starting from Bachelor and Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Cairo, Egypt proceeding with his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and his Post-Doctoral Industrial Research Fellowship at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

He has been certified and is a member of many grand name institutions such as: Certified Hydraulic Specialist by the International Fluid Power Society IFPS; Certified Accredited Fluid Power Instructor by the International Fluid Power Society IFPS; Member of Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power Engineering Research Center (CCEFP); Listed Fluid Power Consultant by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA); Member of the Board at the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS); President and Technical Director of CompuDraulic; Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Having worked as Director of Professional Education and Research Development at MSOE’s Applied Technology CenterTM, Medhat has a vast working experience in the field of mechanical engineering and more specifically hydraulics. He has developed and taught fluid power system training courses for industry professionals, being familiar with the technological developments in the field of fluid power and motion control and the production program of the leading fluid power companies. In addition, he has designed several hydraulic systems based on ISO-Standard and developed several analytical and educational software programs.


November 13 – 17, 2017

October 15-19, 2018



Includes all handout materials, graduation luncheon and break refreshments


Days 1-4: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunch: noon to 1 p.m.
Day 5: 9 a.m. to noon
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served daily.
Beverages/Snacks are provided throughout the day.

Location and Lodging

Public seminars will be held at the headquarters of our new education partner, GS Global Resources, in Mukwonago, Wis.

  • Address: 926 Perkins Drive, Mukwonago, WI 53149 [MAP]
  • Training room #5050 on the second floor
  • Site contact person: Jeanette Cutberth at (262) 378-5225

For directions and hotel recommendation, please refer to the GS Global Resources website.

More Information

Dr. Medhat Khalil
Director of Professional Education & Research Development
Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist
Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor
(414) 277-7269

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