The following points highlight the eight main types of hydraulic systems. The types are: 1. The Hydraulic Accumulator 2. The Differential Hydraulic Accumulator 3. The Hydraulic Intensifier 4. The Hydraulic Ram 5. The Hydraulic Lift 6. The Hydraulic Crane 7. The Hydraulic Press 8. The Hydraulic Coupling or Fluid Coupling. Type # 1. The Hydraulic […]

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## Fluids: Meaning, Perfect and Actual Fluid, Units of Fluid Measurement and Properties

In this article we will discuss about:- 1. Meaning of Fluid 2. Perfect and Actual Fluid 3. Units of Fluid Measurement 4. Properties. Meaning of Fluid: A fluid is a substance which offers no resistance to shear deformation and will continue to deform when subjected to shear stresses. A fluid has no definite shape, and […]

## List of Pressure Measuring Devices| Fluid Mechanics

List of Pressure Measuring Devices. And the devices are: 1. The Barometer 2.Piezometer or Pressure Tube 3. Manometers 4. The Bourdon Gauge 5. The Diaphragm Pressure Gauge 6. Micro Manometer (U-Tube with Enlarged Ends) . 1. The Barometer: The barometer is a device meant for measuring the local atmospheric pressure. Fig. 2.18 shows a mercury […]

## Notes on Buoyancy and Floatation: Differences, Problems and Solutions | Fluid Mechanics

Compilation of notes on buoyancy and floatation for engineering students. Note # 1. Meaning of Buoyancy: Consider a body immersed in a liquid. Consider an elemental vertical cylinder of the body of height y and sectional area da. Let the intensity of pressure on the top end of the cylinder be p. The intensity of […]

## Relative Equilibrium of Fluids: Examples, Problems, and Formulas | Fluid Mechanics

Relative Equilibrium of Fluids: Examples, Problems, and Formulas! Liquid Mass Subjected to Uniform Linear Horizontal Acceleration: Fig. 5.1 shows an open tank containing a liquid. When the tank moves horizontally with uniform acceleration, the surface of the liquid which was horizontal earlier will now be at some inclination θ with the horizontal. The level of […]

## Fundamentals of Equations of Fluid Flow: Bernoulli’s Theorem and it’s Application | Fluid Mechanics

Fundamentals of Equations of Fluid Flow: Bernoulli’s Theorem and it’s Application! Bernoulli’s Theorem: This theorem is a form of the well-known principle of conservation of energy. The theorem is stated as follows: In a steady continuous flow of a frictionless incompressible fluid, the sum of the potential head, the pressure head and the kinetic head […]

## Kinematics of Fluid Flow: Notes, Methods, Types, Problems and Solutions | Fluid Mechanics

Kinematics of Fluid Flow: Notes, Methods, Problems and Solutions! This article will help you to get the probable answers for the questions related to Kinematics of Fluid Flow. Kinematics of fluid flow deals with the motion of fluid particles without considering the agency producing the motion. This deals with the geometry of motion of fluid […]

## Flow Measuring Devices: Types of Flow Meters and their Applications | Fluid Mechanics

The following points highlight the five main types of devices for measuring of flow in pipes. The devices are: 1. The Venturimeter 2. The Pitot Tube 3. Orifice Plate or Orifice Meter 4. The Flow Nozzle 5. Free Jets. Flow Measuring Devices: Types of Flow Meters and their Applications Flow Measuring Device # 1. The […]

## Mouthpieces Types: Top 5 Types of Mouth Pieces used in Fluid Mechanics [with applications]

A mouth piece is a short pipe fitted externally or internally to an orifice. The length of the mouth piece is 2 to 3 times the diameter of the orifice to which it is fitted. Mouth pieces may be classified based on their position, their shape and the manner in which the mouth piece discharges. […]

## Application of Orifices and Its Characteristics | Fluid Mechanics

An orifice may be defined as an opening provided in the side or bottom of a tank, for the purpose of discharging the liquid contained in the tank. It should be noted that the opening will be considered as an orifice only when the liquid surface in the tank is above the upper edge of […]