In this assignment, you'll be using books, articles, and websites to identify and discuss applications of pneumatics in industry and the marketplace.
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Use the Library Catalog to find books and e-books in the COD Library on electronics topics. E-books will likely be your best source for information for this assignment.
For your assignment, start by using these catalog searches:
Subject: Compressed Air Systems
The Knovel Library is a rich resource of e-book material for electrical engineering topics. Try searching for pneumatics in Knovel Library. You can also choose a book in Knovel then search within the book. Knovel also provides citations for your bibliography.
Here are some useful titles from this collection:
Hydraulics and Pneumatics: A Techinician's and Engineer's Guide
Fluid Power Dynamics
HVAC Control: Operations and Maintenance
Instrumentation Reference Book
Refer to the Databases tab of the Electronics research guide. For this assignment, use Associates Program Source and Business Source Complete.
Suggested keywords: Pneumatic Control, Pneumatic Systems, or use the specific type of pneumatic device/s that you are interested in (medical pneumatics, etc.)
There are several tools available for searching the Internet. Using a variety of tools is always a good rule of thumb when looking for information on the web. Google is a great resource but also try some of the other tools on the Library's Search the Web pages. For this assignment, a good technique is to choose your pneumatic application first then do a specific internet search.
Here's a small selection of quality websites for information about uses of pneumatics:
Thomas.net. Manufacturers of pneumatics
Wikipedia has some good ideas (only use this as a reference/starting point.)
What is pneumatics? A brief overview from the National Fluid Power Association.