Hydrostatic Pressure & Centre of Pressure Apparatus (SMT-FM-04A)

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Simple construction.
Easy to operate and understand.
Clear Transparent PMMA Construction.
Stand-alone apparatus just needs clean water.
Investigation of the hydrostatic pressure in fluids
at rest.
Tilt able water tank with fill level scale.
Lever arm with different weights.
Anti-corrasion structure.
Have built-in bubble level.
Have adjustable levelling feet.
Can be used with Base Water supply ESOLS
Hydraulic Bench (SMT-FM-100)
Technical Specifications:

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Hydrostatic pressure refers to the pressure that any fluid in a confined space exerts. If fluid is
in a container, there will be some pressure on the wall of that container. The effect of
hydrostatic pressure is highly important in many fields of engineering: in shipbuilding, in
hydraulic engineering when designing locks and weirs, in sanitation and building services. The
SMT-FM-04A experimental unit offers typical experiments to study hydrostatic pressure in
liquids at rest.
This apparatus consists of a vertical panel that holds a clear plastic quadrant, to which
students add water. The quadrant has laser engraved lines to help students keep the plane
in a vertical or angled position. The cylindrical sides of the quadrant have their central axis
coincidental with the moment measurement axis. The total fluid pressures on these curved
surfaces therefore exert no moment about this pivot. Therefore, the moment is only due to
the fluid pressure on the plane test surface. Students measure this moment using weights
suspended from a level arm. A scale on the panel of the apparatus shows the head of water.