Hydrostatic Pressure Apparatus

  • C. C. Bradley


This chapter is concerned with apparatus which can be used for determining physical parameters up to pressures normally reached in truly hydrostatic conditions, the upper limit being approximately 30 kb at room temperature. Apparatus for pressures greater than 30 kb will be considered in subsequent chapters. Detailed accounts of techniques in the hydrostatic region can be found in the books by Bridgman1 and by Hamann2 for laboratory use and by Comings3 for industrial scale applications. Here a description will be given of the fundamental properties of cylinders and pistons and of sealing and methods for entering probes in the general sense which includes many recent innovations not included in these books.


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