Fluid Dynamics:Hydraulics and Pneumatics

What are some other places where hydraulic lifts are used?

Besides their valuable use in auto-repair shops, hydraulic lifts are used in elevating crane and backhoe arms, adjusting flaps on airplanes, and applying brakes in automobiles. It is the non-compressible characteristics of liquids that make hydraulic devices so useful. Oil is used rather than water because it does not freeze.

This heavy crane boom uses hydraulics to lift the boom.

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