Course detail

Fluid Automatic Control Equipment

FSI-VATAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course deals with an automatic control based on a fluid substance.
The course consists of two parts: one deals with theoretical principles, the other with practical experiments. In the theoretical part, students can learn about types of sensors, actuators and other parts of fluid systems.
The theoretical knowledge is applied to a real system in the practical part of the course. Practical experiments take place in laboratory on simple control tasks.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After passing the course the students have basic knowledge of the automatic control.
They can operate, tune and design automatic control circuits.


Control theory basic knowledge.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Balátě, J.: Technické prostředky automatického řízení
Kopáček, J.: Pneumatické mechanismy
FESTO Didactic: Pneumatické řídicí systémy
Kopáček, J.: Pneumatické mechanismy
Fitch,E.C.: Hydraulic system modeling and simulation
FESTO Didactic: Úvod do řízení programovatelným automatem
Fitch,E.C.: Hydraulic system modeling and simulation
Subramanya, K.: 1000 solved problems in fluid mechanics (includes hydraulic machines)
Subramanya, K.: 1000 solved problems in fluid mechanics (includes hydraulic machines)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit requirements
Students have to do all practical experiments and work out a report
Examination requirements
The examination consists of written and oral parts. Written part includes questions from both
theoretical and practical parts of the course, oral part includes discussion about the answers and possible additional questions.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course gives an introduction to an automatic control based on a fluid substance.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

If student misses the course, he/she can attend an alternative course to perform appropriate experiment.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-AIŘ , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Compressed air. Manufacturing, treatment, distribution.
2. Pneumatic control circuit.
3. Flow chamber theory.
4. Pneumatic and hydraulic drives.
5. Control valve.
6. Special pneumatic circuits.
7. Pneumatic and electropneumatic control.
8. Hydraulic control circuits elements.
9. Proportional elements.
10. Basic hydraulic circuits.
11. Hydroelectric drive.
12. Intersystem converters.

labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Pneumatic PI controller
2. Control circuit, position control.
3. E/P Converter
4. P/E Converter
5. Piston engine
6. Diaphragm valve with lever
7. Electric drive MODACT
8. Diaphragm valve with pull bar
9. Diaphragm valve with hobbing diaphragm
10. Flow chambers
11. Simulation modelling on PNEUSIM
12. Pneumatic board NORGEN