Sep 25, 2017
Good course with basic review of Fluid mechanics in pipe flow, hydraulics component and application as well as basics in Simscape. More intensive version of this course would be great
Sep 16, 2017
Teachers were great and made the subject quite interesting. The accumulator portion will aid me in further understanding the operation of fluid equipment at work. Thanks for this!
by Jose A C C•
Aug 29, 2018
I would like to see a second part with more advanced concepts for design of machinery and control systems.
by Petrus J•
Jun 02, 2019
I have a BSc in Chemical Engineering and a MSc. in Hydrometallurgy but I require to work with fluid power all the time, but I never knew enough details agout the systems to really troubleshoot problems and design better equipment. This course more than remedied my problem, and sparked a keen interest in the field of fluid power in me. This will certainly improve my level of confidence as a professional engineer. Thanks so much to all the people involved in making such a fantastic online program. I would really like to praise the course for giving such great practical examples and using props throughout the whole course. Really a 6 out of 5 star rating.
by David K•
Aug 07, 2017
Excellent course, I am a practicing engineer dealing with fluid power and this course helped greatly. Both Professors did an excellent job presenting the course, thank you.
by Henry E•
Dec 10, 2018
This is the best online course I have participated in. I want to thank University of Minnesota for providing this wonderful platform for learning more about fluid power.
Nov 12, 2018
Speech is too fast to understand.
by Luis H B M•
Dec 23, 2016
Es una gran oportunidad para aprender sobre los principios a los fluidos neumáticos e hidráulicos, además de sus aplicaciones, para mi tambien fue una oportunidad de aprender ingles, por que aunque no soy bueno escuchando, sus subtitulos en ingles me sirvieron y cualquier cosa que no entendía usaba un traductor para aprender la palabra por lo cual fue una oportunidad de repasar inglés, también conocí el wizard de matlab simscape para simular algunas condiciones en un circuito hidráulico y te abre un panorama y conocer programas distintos a fluidsim que es el único programa utilizado en mi universidad para circuitos hidraulicos y neumaticos.
Por último me gustaría agradecer a los profesores de este curso por todo su esfuerzo e hacer este curso, muchos ejemplos prácticos en muchos lugares distintos para poder ver sus aplicaciones reales y ademas las aplicaciones de vanguardia relacionado a la tecnología hidráulica
by Nicholas J T•
Feb 18, 2019
This was an excellent course. As an engineer working in the aerospace industry, I found the material to be very practical and useful. The course content is also organized and the use of real world examples (real hardware, videos of actual machines, etc.) is fantastic. It's refreshing to see educators put forth the significant effort that went into the creation of this class and content. Too many times in my past education experiences I've received thoughtless material spewed from repetition without any real effort put into it. With this class, that was definitely NOT the case.
Thanks to all who contributed to the creation of this course!
by Mike W•
Feb 14, 2019
A great review in basic concepts for those already acquainted with the subject but who need a refresher and for those who are interested in the subject but perhaps have not had education or experience with hydraulics. I found it to very helpful to refresh my memory but also provided new and interesting subjects that were not included in my original studies and have proven helpful in applying to my current work placement. Would highly recommend both the course and any other subjects by the professors who teach it as they clearly have a passion and practical experience with what they preach.
by Rinaldo d O F•
Sep 23, 2017
The course is excellent, professors are very didactic and they show several applications and extremely interesting field studies. I learned a lot and I believe everyone who is beginning to study or work with this subject must apply to this fundamental course. I know the time is short, but as a suggestion, I would give a lot more emphasis to the simulation classes (or add a new course only on simulations, it would be fantastic!).
by Alfredo J N R•
Aug 05, 2016
It is an excellent course with a solid introduction to Fluid power on the industry. It is a little biased toward hydraulics than pneumatics, but this don´t come in detriment of the high quality of the course. It is really a must if you want to grave a solid understanding of how to do things with valves and pistons. It gives a great experience for newcomers and experienced who wants to solidify their basic understanding alike.
by David E E I•
Mar 07, 2020
I am not someone that typically leaves reviews, but this course was extremely informative and is what prepared me for my interview for my current role as an entry-level hydraulic engineer. If someone out of school wants to learn about fluid power or needs a refresher, this course is the first place that I would start. If the instructors offered another course, I would definitely take it.
by Chao Z•
Dec 03, 2017
This course is very attractive to the beginners. The principle of fluid power including various elements was explained in a brief but in-depth way by Will Durfee and James D. Van de Ven. A lot of examples were given and operated by the teachers. And the simulation course will be important to my future research.
Nov 15, 2019
I found the course to cover topics with broad language to understand the scope of the subject matter in a contextualized manner. Though in depth circuit analysis and emphasis on clever manipulations of valves was something I was hoping to see more of, I got a great view of all that's involved and I now have a good foundation for my own continued learning.
by Gary U•
Dec 23, 2016
An excellent course to gain an appreciation of fluid power, which is often taken for granted in our daily lives. The overview of simulation of fluid power on Matlab gave me an idea of how modern fluid power systems can be designed, optimized and played with before a single component is purchased, certainly the trend in today's information revolution.
by Guilherme D d C•
Sep 14, 2017
I would like to congratulate Drs. James Van De Venn and Will Durfee for the excellent course, with excellent didactics, videos, theory, exercises, simulations and quiz. I am an Electrical Engineer, but I work with governors of hydro turbines in hydro power plants. And the course greatly complemented my knowledge of fluid power.
Nov 19, 2017
Fantastic Course. Very well balance structured course to cover almost all the basic fundamentals of Fluid power. Provides a good foundation for beginners and also professionals.
The professors have achieved a balance between theory and practicals by moving from field to classroom training and simulation.
by Vignesh K D•
Mar 09, 2020
The organization of the course content is good. The video lectures and course materials presented by the both professors are explained with suitable examples, which makes the to understand the concept in an easy way. I will follow the same methodology to teach my engineering students in my class room.
by William H S I•
Apr 09, 2017
This was one of the best trainings in this area that I have ever done in my life.I am very grateful to the University of Minnesota for the opportunity and initiative, as well as the developers of the coursera who are able to disseminate knowledge on a global scale.A huge congratulations to all.
by Ryan P•
Jul 30, 2017
Great course to learn the fundamental building blocks of fluid power technology. It is very well organized and easy to follow if you have the prerequisites that the instructors recommend. The professors do a great job with explanations and examples in the lecture videos. Highly recommended!!
by Дмитрий С•
Jun 29, 2016
Exciting course for beginners with a lot of examples of Fluid Power Application.
This course has only one disadvantage - Assessments are too easy. Most of questions could be answered by substitution of values in a single formula. Тhis can be done even without understanding the subject.
Mar 10, 2017
Very, very good course. Professors(both of them) are trying to show some pratical solutions in industry and explaining theory behind them and that is great.Only thing I would add is that they sholud concentrate more on Simscape solving homeworks beacuse quizzes are easy.
by Sivaramakrishnan P•
Jun 18, 2016
Fantastic Course; i am a 11 years experienced sourcing professional; i always wanted to get to know few steps more than the basic hydraulics. This is the perfect course which i found on online platform.
Great..... now only thing i have to do is finish the course.
by Rishikesh G R•
Apr 22, 2018
A thanks to Professors Van de Ven and Durfee. As an employee in a CV manufacturer, I found this course greatly supplemented my engineering degree and provided the basics to understanding fluid power which is ubiquitous in the world of commercial vehicles.
by A S•
May 01, 2020
The professors explained things in a concise and easily understandable manner, and their use of industry and home applications further accentuated my growing appreciation for fluid power.
Bravo! Would do it all again if I had to.
by Mitchel v H•
Oct 16, 2016
I really enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it to others interested in the subject matter. Some may find it basic, but I found it very useful as the theory is explained in a manner such that it can be applied in a very practical way.