To demonstrate that mechanical advantage can be obtained from utilising the pressure applied to a fluid.
- 4 Syringes of Different Diameter
- Silicon Tubing
Hydraulic Press Syringes Apparatus
The equation of pressure being applied to a fluid is given
by the equation
When we have a 2 Syringe system
The equation applies
Where F1 is the Force applied to syringe 1 with an area A1 with radius R1
F2 is the Force applied to syringe 2 with an area A2 with radius R2
The area of a syringe is given by the equation A=πr2
The equation can be rewritten
Depending on the ratio of the radii of the syringes, the force applied to one
syringe can greatly magnify the resultant force applied to second syringe.