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Basic Hydraulics At Work

Hydraulics is based on a very simple fact of nature - you cannot compress a liquid. Now if you put that liquid into a sealed system and push on it at one end, that pressure is transmitted through the liquid (confined/sealed vessel) to the other end of the system. The pressure is not diminished.

 

 

 

An example of forces applied to pressure. 

 

A force is applied to a piston (A1) that presses on an enclosed fluid. Pascal`s Principle tells us that a pressure (F2) will be applied on the much larger area (A2) piston. This allows a small force to be amplified into a much larger force.

 

 
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  Basic Hydraulics At Work  
  Hydraulics is based on a very simple fact of nature - you cannot compress a liquid. Now if you put that liquid into a sealed system and push on it at one end, that pressure is transmitted through the liquid (confined/sealed vessel) to the other end of the system. The pressure is not diminished.  
     
  Hydraulic Principles  
  Pressure is stress that is exerted uniformly (or the same way) in all directions. Pressure is measured in units of force applied per unit of area.  
     
  Cylinder Terminology  
  Force exerted on a square inch of area of a confined liquid is transmitted at every angle to every square inch of area of the interior of the vessel.  
     
  Basic Physics  
  Basic physics tells us that we can trade off force for distance in all mechanical systems. In a hydraulic system, we do this by changing the relative size of the pistons at each end of the system. Click on the link above for complete details.  
     
  Hydraulic Formulas  
  The basic principle behind any hydraulic system is very simple Click on the link above for complete details.  
     
     
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