What is Fluid Power?

Fluid Power Definition

Fluid power is the technology that deals with energy transmitted and controlled by means of a pressurised fluid. The fluid may be either liquid, as in hydraulics, or gas, as in pneumatics.

Hydraulics Definition

Hydraulics is a topic of science and engineering subject dealing with the mechanical properties of liquids. Hydraulics is part of the more general discipline of fluid power. Fluid mechanics provides the theoretical foundation for hydraulics, which focuses on the engineering uses of fluid properties. Hydraulic topics range through most science and engineering disciplines, and cover concepts such as pipe flow, dam design, fluid control circuitry, pumps, turbines, hydropower, computational fluid dynamics, flow measurement, river channel behavior and erosion.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulics

Pneumatics Definition

Pneumatics (from the Greek ЦͦŦԦ̦Ӧɦ?? pneumatikos, coming from the wind) is the use of pressurised gas to do work in science and technology.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumatics


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