SAASTE Technology/Activities/Hydraulics

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HydraulicsEdit

Syringes can be used to change the type & size of an input movement into a different output movement

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ACTIVITY 1Edit

Set up the investigation illustrated by the drawing above:

  • Use two 10-ml syringes with approximately 200 mm length of plastic tubing.
  • Use water in the system.
  • Use syringes A as the master cylinder.

1. Observe and write down what happens at syringe B:

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2. Compare the distances

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ACTIVITY 2Edit

Repeat the investigation using a 60-ml syringe as the master and a 10-ml syringe as the slave.

2. Observe and note what happens.

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3. Choose the correct options. If the plunger of the master syringe is pushed down 10 mm, the plunger of the slave will have moved:

A. 10 mm B. less than 10 mm C. more than 10 mm


Complete the system diagram below:

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1. How is the input size changed?

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2. How is the input type changed?

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3. How would you describe the mechanical advantage that we get from a hydraulic system?

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Author: Deon Kahn Editor: Osman Sadeck