Unlike low resistance, electrical wires that

carry electrical power, hydraulic conduits do

offer significant resistance to flow and

understanding that resistance is an important part

of analyzing fluid power systems, and

that's because of the, working fluid viscosity

and we'll be talking more about viscosity in just a minute or two.

And then there's additional losses due to the fittings,

so let's say you want the fluid power to go

to two places, so you use a T-fitting, like

I have in my hand and clip on the hoses.

So, here's one and then you want the, fluid to take

a right angle turn, so now it can go out this hose.

And so now, the fluid is taking this right angle turn through the fitting.

Well, that's going to cause turbulence in the

fitting, turbulence in the flow, and additional resistance.

So, understanding the impact of this, you would be able to

calculate the pressure losses, through the fitting is an important part of