What is Hydraulics

Hydraulic or hydraulic refers to mechanisms whose movements are powered by sources of water or fluids.

Hydraulics derives from Greek hydraulics, which referred to a type of musical organ powered by water. It is made up of the prefix hydorwhich means “water”, and aulos, which represents “flute”. The Romans later used the Latin adjective hydraulicus-a-um to refer to machines powered by water.

Hydraulics is a branch of physics that studies the balance, movement and energy that fluids carry or generate.

Hydraulic mechanics

Within the hydraulics there is the hydraulic mechanicswhich specifically studies the balance and movement of fluids.

See also Mechanics.

Hydraulic energy

The hydraulic energy It is captured thanks to the potential force of the waters. Hydropower is considered renewable energy, since it regenerates naturally.

To use hydraulic energy, it is necessary to build water wheels for smaller-scale energy generation, or reservoirs to supply larger cities.

Hydraulic mechanism

A hydraulic mechanism It is one that works by the action of fluids or water, such as, for example, the hydraulic suspensions of cars, hydraulic pumps that transform mechanical energy into hydraulic energy, and hydraulic turbines that transform energy in a rotary manner.