Aircraft Fluid Power Systems
Hydraulic and pneumatic systems in aircraft provide a means for the operation of large aircraft components. The operation of landing gear, flaps, control-boost systems, and other components is largely accomplished with hydraulic power systems. Pneumatic systems are used in some aircraft designs to perform the same type of operations performed by hydraulic systems. However, the majority of aircraft that have pneumatic systems use them only as backup systems for the operation of hydraulic components when the hydraulic system has failed.
PRINCIPLES OF HYDRAULICS
Hydraulics is a division of the ...