2Force Transmission through a Solids, Liquids, and Gases Solids transmit force in only one direction but fluids transmit force in ALL directions.
3Force Transmission through Solids, Liquids, and Gases(Continued) Whereas liquids are relatively incompressible, gases will compress.
4Force Transmission through a Solids, Liquids, and Gases(Continued) Gases compress until their pressure is equal to the force applied.
5Fluids take the shape of their container The fact that fluids will take any shape gives them the property of unlimited conductive geometry.
6Pascal’s Law“Pressure set up in a fluid is transmitted equally and at right angles to all containing surfaces”
7Pressure = Force/Area Applying Pressure An object at rest on the ground will develop pressure between itself and the point, or area, where it meets the ground.
8Area of a CircleThe area of a circle is equal to the diameter squared multiplied by .7854
9Fluid pressure to Mechanical Force A fluid under pressure is converted into another energy form at the point of operation.
10Fluid Power CylindersThe actuator is where pressurized fluid is converted into mechanical force for performing work.
11How Cylinders WorkBy allowing the fluid to contact a movable area, usually a piston, cylinders use the piston and rod to move a resistive object.
12Mechanical Force Multiplication Actuators multiply force by applying pressurized fluid against a movable area that acts like a “lever.”Force = Pressure x Area
13Intensifier and Intensifier Operation In operation, a intensifier is very much like a transformer. It “steps” up pressure but reduces movement because of a difference in volume.
14How Intensifiers WorkIn practical operation, the intensifier is used for momentary need of high pressure.
15Movement SacrificedYou generally do not get something for nothing so when Force is increased, something must decrease and that will usually be movement.
16Pressure ScalesFor measuring pressure we have two different scales. One, PSIA, takes into account the weight of the atmosphere.
17Measuring Atmospheric Pressure The idea of the barometer is based on the observation of a liquid with a specific weight being held back by the atmosphere. Every cubic inch of mercury exerts a weight of .491 pounds per inch.
18Absolute Pressure Scale Since the weight of atmosphere is based on altitude at sea level, any increase in land height will have a corresponding decrease in atmospheric pressure.
19Vacuum Pressure ScaleVacuum is any pressure below “atmospheric” conditions.
20How Vacuum is MeasuredVacuum is measured on a gauge calibrated in inches of mercury so it matches the barometer scale.
21Pressure Gages and Design Plunger designBourdon tube design