Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance
This four-hour short course provides an introduction to fluids for aerospace hydraulic systems. Topics covered include an introduction to basics fluid properties, rheology, tribology, and fluid product development. In addition, the history and performance of different classes of fluids are discussed in detail, and specific failure modes such as erosion and sludge formation will be described. Along with an introduction to fluid degradation, information on used oil analysis test methods and interpretation will be provided.
By attending this course, you will be able to:
A basic knowledge of hydraulic systems will be beneficial. Some elementary knowledge of chemistry and chemical structures will also be helpful, but is not required.
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
Dr. David Racke is a research associate at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, Lubricants Technology. He currently leads the development group for aviation and industrial lubricants, and is the lead chemist for aviation hydraulic fluid development and testing. He is an active participant on several technical committees for aviation hydraulics, including SAE International and the International Standards Organization (ISO). Dr. Racke received a BS in Chemistry from Hillsdale College, and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Arizona.