Example: What is the area of a 6" diameter cylinder?

Formula: π x (Cylinder Radius)^{2} = square inches

Example: What is the rod end area of a 6" diameter cylinder which has a 3" diameter rod?

Formula: Blind End Area - Rod Area = square inches

Example: What is the pull force of a 6" diameter cylinder with a 3" diameter rod operating at 2,500 PSI?

Formula: Pressure (in PSI) x Cylinder Rod End Area = Force in pounds

Example: What pressure is needed to develop 50,000 pounds of push force from a 6" diameter cylinder?

Formula: Pounds of Force Needed ÷ Cylinder Area = PSI

Example: What pressure is needed to develop 50,000 pounds of pull force from a 6" diameter cylinder which has a 3" diameter rod?

Example: How fast will a 6" diameter cylinder with a 3" diameter rod extend with 15 gpm input?

Formula: (231 x GPM) ÷ (60 x Net Cylinder Area) = inches/second

Example: How fast will it retract?

Example: How many GPM are needed to extend a 6" diameter cylinder 8 inches in 10 seconds?

Formula: Cylinder Area x Stroke Length in Inches ÷ 231 x 60 ÷ Time in seconds for one stroke = GPM

Example: If the cylinder has a 3" diameter rod, how many gpm is needed to retract 8 inches in 10 seconds?

Example: How many GPM come out the blind end of a 6" diameter cylinder with a 3" diameter rod when there is 15 gallons per minute put in the rod end?

Formula: Blind End Area ÷ Rod End Area x GPM In = GPM Out

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