Fluid mechanics is one of the core study areas in engineering being the basis of hydraulics. A full and thorough understanding of fluid power, its generation, control and transmission is a prerequisite to a successful engineering career. 

The use of hydraulics in industry is widespread. Hydraulics covers subjects as diverse as river and tidal flow, turbines and power generation, stability of vessels, pipe flows and measurement. The P.A.Hilton range of fluid hydraulics products allows students to study, review and compare key study areas as part of this learning area.

This unit is the basis for all of the Hilton HB range to be built upon and allows the study of many different fundamental principles within the realms of hydraulics and fluid flow via the current range of optional extras.