Basic Hydraulic Principles

Hydraulic Brakes

A good example of a typical simple hydraulic system is a braking system.



In a hydraulic braking system, the slave pistons have a larger area than the master cylinder. Force applied to the master cylinder is multiplied as the fluid exerts the resultant pressure on a greater surface area.

To demonstrate the operation of a simple hydraulic braking system, Sphaera's interactive classroom training aid is simple yet effective.

Buttons on screen provide the instructor with full control over the amount of force applied whilst pressure and force are clearly indicated through use of colour.

Hydraulic Brakes

A simple interactive hydraulic braking system.

More Basic Hydraulics Training Material

For instructors, schools and colleges, Sphaera has developed a range of affordable interactive instructor-led CBT, available individually or as a complete pack.

Click on the links below for more information:


Pascal's Law

A demonstration of Pascal's Law...

Hydraulic Pressure and Force

The relationship between hydraulic pressure and force...

Simple Hydraulic System

How a simple hydraulic system works...


Hydraulic Brakes

An example of a simple interactive hydraulic braking system...

Hydraulic Swash Plate Pump

NEXT: How a hydraulic swash plate pump works...

Hydraulic NRV (non-return valve)

Operation of a hydraulic NRV (non-return valve)...



These and other similar classroom training products can be purchased online now by visiting our training products list.

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