Pascal’s law states that, “The pressure applied to any part of a finite fluid transmits to every other part without loss. Pressure acts with the same force in all equal areas of the parapet and perpendicular to the wall.”
Blaise Pascal is a French mathematician, born June 19, 1693 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Its laws provide the basis for what we now know as hydraulics.
Hydraulics machinery is all around us, every day we benefit from their use, most times without even realising it.
Ever visited Tower Bridge in London? The Bascules (the two parts that lift up to let large ships pass beneath) are hydraulic.
A hydraulic system can be broken down into five constituent parts: the hydraulic fluid, reservoir, pump, valve or valves and the actuator.
The fluid is usually based on either mineral oil or water and is held in the reservoir.
The pump moves the fluid by … Read the rest