Manifold (fluid mechanics)
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A manifold is a wide and/or bigger pipe, or channel, into which smaller pipes or channels lead.
Types of manifolds in engineering include:
- Exhaust manifold, an engine part which collects the exhaust gases from multiple cylinders into one pipe. Also known as headers.
- Hydraulic manifold, a component used to regulate fluid flow in a hydraulic system, thus controlling the transfer of power between actuators and pumps
- Inlet manifold or "intake manifold", an engine part which supplies the air or fuel/air mixture to the cylinders
- Manifold (scuba), in a scuba set, connects two or more diving cylinders
- Vacuum gas manifold, an apparatus used in chemistry to manipulate gases
- Many dredge pipe pieces
In biology manifolds are found in:
Manifolds are used in: