This term we have been learning about… You guessed it! SCIENCE!!!! The project that I’m working on is pneumatics. (STOP THINKING IM A LUNATIC. I didn’t make that word up. Seriously.) If your wondering what pneumatics are, here are a few quick facts:
It is pressurised air
Comes from Greek word πνευματικός (pneumatikos: air)
Pneumatic cylinders use the power of compressed gas to produce a force.
If force increases-pressure increases
If area increases-pressure decreases
Pneumatic systems are more powerful than normal motors with the same weight
Pneumatics are an important safety system on airplanes since they assist in keeping vital gauges stabilized during the unfortunate event of electrical failure, hence making sure the pilot will still have access to very important statistics and figures.
Here is a very scientific photo for your enjoyment.