FLUIDICS: AN INTRODUCTION

PNEUMATIC AND HYDRAULIC COMPONENTS HAVE BEEN USED IN SIMPLE SEQUENCING AND ANALOGUE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR MANY YEARS. THESE QUITE COMPLEX COMPONENTS TEND TO BE TOO EXPENSIVE AND TOO SLOW TO CONTEMPLATE THEIR USE IN MORE ELABORATE DIGITAL SYSTEMS. DURING THE LAST DECADE A TECHNOLOGY HAS ARISEN WHICH EMBRACES A COMPLETELY NEW RANGE OF FLUID-OPERATED DEVICES AND TECHNIQUES. THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY MAY BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TRADITIONAL PNEUMATIC AND HYDRAULIC PRACTICE SIMILAR TO THAT BETWEEN ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. THIS ANALOGY HAS LED TO THE NAME FLUIDICS BEING SELECTED TO DESIGNATE THE TECHNOLOGY, AND TO FLUIDIC BEING COINED AS THE ASSOCIATED ADJECTIVE. THIS ARTICLE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE THE BACKGROUND TO SUBSEQUENT ARTICLES ON SPECIFIC SYSTEM APPLICATIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 2, pp 2-12
  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Control Technology, Incorporated

    1611 North Kent Street, Suite 910
    Arlington, VA  USA  22209
  • Authors:
    • Hart, R I
  • Publication Date: 1967-9

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  • Accession Number: 00225220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Traffic Systems Reviews & Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 1 1994 12:00AM