Learn more about the fascinating functions of hydrodynamic mechanisms and hydraulics in nature.

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Posted: December 14th, 2009 | Filed under: Hydrostatic skeleton | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

It was not very good to employ the cardiovascular system to perform secondary functions. But after the pumps and the communicating systems had been invented, nature took a profound interest in hydraulics. To begin with, it seems to have guessed that by forcing liquids into the cavities and interstitial spaces it could considerably contribute to the turgor of the tissue, i. e. impart to the tissue a certain degree of mechanical strength. This is but one step from the foundation of the hydrostatic skeleton.

It sounds funny, but man only began using similar constructions in the 20th century, and they are still not being used on a wide scale. The utilization of compressed air is particularly eflective. Picture in your mind’s eye a column of bulldozers and cross-country vehicles which force their way through the taiga to the projected construction site. Within a few hours the space for builders settlement is cleared. Then not very bulky packages are unloaded from the vehicles.

The pumping facilities are switched on, and about half an hour later a settlement of two-storey canvas houses with inflatable beams and supporting structures has sprung up in the place won from the taiga. Convenient and efficient, this time-saving method of construction is surprisingly reliable. Besides, these canvas houses can also be warm enough if their walls are also made inflatable from two or three layers of rubberized canvas.