How do you find the extension speed of a cylinder?
To find the extension speed of a cylinder, use this
cylinder speed formula:
Cylinder Rod Extension Speed (Inches/Minute) = ( 231 x Q ) / Ap
Q = Flow Rate in Gallons per Minute
Ap= Piston Area = Pi x r2 = 3.1416 x r2
A cylinder with a piston radius of 3 inches and flow rate of 10
Gallon/Minute has a rod extension speed of:
Extension Speed = ( 231 x 10 ) / ( 3.1416 x 32)
Extension Speed = 81.6993 inches/minute or 1.3617 inches/second
(rounded to the nearest 10,000th)
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