Articles Posted in the " Fluid Statics " Category

  • * Manometers

    * Manometers

    Manometers Manometer is an instrument which measures the pressure of a liquid or a gas while at rest. Types of Manometers (i) Simple manometer (ii) Differential manometer Simple Manometers (i) Piezometer (ii) U-tube manometer (iii) Single column manometer (Micro-manometer) Piezometer Piezometer tube is perhaps the simplest among the various pressure measuring devices and consists of a vertical […]


  • * HYDROSTATIC FORCES ON HORIZONTAL, VERTICAL AND INCLINED SURFACES

    * HYDROSTATIC FORCES ON HORIZONTAL, VERTICAL AND INCLINED SURFACES

    Hydro-statics Hydro-statics is the study of pressure of a fluid at rest. When the fluid is at rest, there are no shear stresses in the fluid. Thus the pressure at a point on a plane surface always acts normal to the surface. There is no effect of viscous forces. Pressure variation is only due to […]


  • Pressure and stress

    Pressure and stress

     Pressure and stress 1. What is similarity and differences between pressure and stress?                                                                                                                                          Item      Pressure   Stress Similarity   Force per unit area   Force per unit area Differences (a) Pressure is only normal to the surface(b) It varies with depth of liquid in a container(c) Pressure is on the external surface of a solid […]