fluid mechanics

Hydraulic Accumulator

Hydraulic accumulator is a mechanical device used in hydraulic applications. It works as an intermediate device between supply lines of hydraulic fluid from pump to required machines like hydraulic lift, hydraulic press, hydraulic cranes etc. It temporarily stores the pressurized hydraulic fluid when operating machine is at ideal condition. Some hydraulic machines require high pressure …

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Hydraulic Press : Principle, Construction, Working with Applications

Hydraulic press is a mechanical device which is based on the ‘Pascal’s law’ which states that equal intensity of pressure exerts on all the directions in a closed system. It applicable here in such a way that if there is any pressure change at one point in a closed system then same intensity of pressure …

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What are Different Types of Air Compressor

Compressor is a mechanical device which is used to increase the pressure of air/gas. Air is generally compressible that’s why compressor increase the pressure of air by reducing its volume. It has several applications like in refrigeration and air conditioning, in industrial automation where pneumatic actuators are used. In different applications different types of air …

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Differences between Francis and Kaplan turbines

Francis and Kaplan both the turbines come under category of reaction turbine i.e. both kinetic and pressure energy require for the power generation. In both the cases hydraulic energy of water gets converted into useful power output so these are also known as hydraulic turbine. Francis turbine is old turbine. The invention of Kaplan turbine …

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Francis Turbine: Construction, Working and Application

What is Francis Turbine? Full Notes with Diagram

Francis turbine is a type of hydraulic turbine which is used to convert hydraulic energy of water into mechanical energy. This mechanical energy is further used for different purpose like electricity generation. Francis turbine is a type of reaction turbine i.e. here pressure is not remain same throughout the turbine. Francis turbine is named on …

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Reaction Turbine : Basic Principle, Construction and Working

As we all know about the turbine. They have vast application and can be classified in different ways. According to water flowing through the turbine runners, turbines are classified in two categories i.e. impulse turbines and reaction turbines. Pelton wheel turbine is the type of impulse turbine but here we talk about only reaction turbine. …

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