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.

Program Overview:


  • Nov 4 - 8 , 2019 (70255)

CEUs: 2.7
Cost: $2,160
Seminar Number: 70245

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 successful 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.

Program Details:

Course 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


  • 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.

Additional Details:

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.


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

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