Hydrostatic press

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hydrostatic press a machine in which great force, with slow motion, is communicated to a large plunger by means of water forced into the cylinder in which it moves, by a forcing pump of small diameter, to which the power is applied, the principle involved being the same as in the hydrostatic bellows. Also called hydraulic press, and Bramah press. In the illustration, a is a pump with a small plunger b, which forces the water into the cylinder c, thus driving upward the large plunder d, which performs the reduced work, such as compressing cotton bales, etc.
    • Hydrostatic press See under Hydrostatic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hydrostatic press the same as Hydraulic Press
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Usage

In literature:

The principle of the hydrostatic press is made effective.
"The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts" by George W. Holley
Hydrostatic engines and presses, 166, 190, 194.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
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In science:

Cooray et al. (2000) calculated the power spectrum for an Ω0 = 0.65, ΩΛ = 0.65 and h = 0.65 model, normalized the Press & Schechter mass function with σ8 = 0.9, and determined the gas profile from a solution to the hydrostatic equation with an NFW-distributed dark matter profile.
The Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect
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