Water tower

Applications and examples of hydrostatic pressure

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: Which properties of the hydrostatic pressure could Pascal demonstrate with his barrel experiment?How does the pressure...
Demonstration of the siphon-spillway-principle

Siphon

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: How does a siphon work?What is the maximum height to the apex of the flexible tube...
Hydraulic bottle jack

How does a hydraulic jack work?

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What does Pascal's law state?What is the difference between pneumatics and hydraulics?How does a hydraulic jack...
Container ship

Buoyancy

Buoyancy is the force directed against gravity that an object experiences when submerged in a fluid (liquid or gas). More information on how buoyancy is formed can be found...
Hot air balloon

Buoyancy in gases: the hot air balloon

Buoyant forces act not only in liquids but also in gases. This will be illustrated in the following by the example of a hot air balloon.