I need to do some calculation to find out whether my design works. I may use oil/water/air in my pneumatic cylinder (or you can call it hydraulic cylinder). Assume I have just a cylinder and I put oil into the chamber to raise a weight. My question is how much of volume will reduce when the weight is x kg (Let assumes x = 20). Also what if I change the oil to water or air.
From my knowledge air is easier to calculate, because I can use the ideal gas law. Am I right?