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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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A chemist measured the pressure of a gas in atmospheres at different temperatures in C: Temp (C) -136 -25 0 25 100...
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According to Bernoulli eq Pressure of a fluid in a vertical pipe is lower where area is small.But from General formula...
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I am trying to find an equation to find the pressure of a fluid as it leaves a hypodermic needle when all I have is...
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Is it easy to compress helium,not into a tank,just enough to make it heavier than air?and how much weight can it lift...
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The problem is the following: we have 2 half's of a cylinder and they are put together using 6 screws, forming a full...
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Hello there,Could you explain to me how to calculate the pressure on the lateral sides of a tank?...
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Consider a sphere of mass M and radius R. The interior of the sphere is a uniformly distributed mass M. The surface...
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how would you find the pressure on an object as it rises up into the atmosphere ex. A child's helium-filled...
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Hi there I am using a pair of pro-jump jumping stilts (spring loaded) We are looking for an indoor hall for when...
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Hi Guys, I have a sheave with 7 rollers spread evenly on 180 radius. There is an equal amount of force on each end...
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Hi all, A problem pops up while I was trying to calculate the pressure impacts on my aquarium tank walls. The...
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I have a somewhat unique question here. I know that Pd is a very good absorper of hydrogen. My question is,...
Nov19-03 09:47 PM
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Hello,world I don't understand where those equations have...
Oct17-11 02:59 AM
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A step change in air pressure from 14.7 psia to 16.7 psia is applied to one end of a 7 inch long tube (approx. 0.06...
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If pressure = force x area 1) why do we measure it in mm of Hg (distance) 2) why do I observe pressure to decrease...
Sep7-07 08:56 AM
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I am sitting in the library just thinking and I have a general question about pressure. Basically think of the problem...
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I really need help on this question because it is driving me insane. A car weighs 8000 N. It has four wheels. Each...
Nov6-03 07:02 AM
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Ok I am wondering how to solve this or go about figuring it out. This is what I am trying to do. I have a 253.859...
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Hi, I would like to know how would i be able to solve a problem involving two (2) pressure reducing orifice plates...
Nov22-13 04:42 AM
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Hello, I am new here and have a question about sizing a chamber for pressure reduction. I am going to run CO2 75...
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If, I have a 2.5" dia X 60 inches tube, at a internal pressure of 15,000 psi. If the valve is opened (orifice opening...
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Which pressure or force is higher to rupture a tube,to rupture it from inside or outside ?I think from outside will be...
Aug15-11 08:51 AM
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Assume all dims in millimeters and kilos and I am working on a hydraulic set up I have a cylinder 200mm diameter x...
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I am not smart enough to know the answer to this question. My son is being accused of touching a bike yes touching on...
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I could not decide where to post this, it concerns astronomy to a degree but my question mostly involves pressure...
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Hi, I'm a little confused about the pressure in the inlet/outlet and the throat of a Venturi tube. Why is the...
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A high-frequency response pressure transducer at one end of a 7 inch long (approx. 0.6 inch ID) tube will be used to...
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Hello everyone, I have a concern regarding the conservation of momentum for an incompressible Newtonian fluid with...
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I have a question for you all, say you have a pressurized cylinder with water in it, it is at 200*F and at a pressure...
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I would like to make a pressure vessel with a pressure of about 9 bars/130.5 psi, that contains about 250 grams of...
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Hi all, I have a problem I hope someone could help. I have a pressurized dry Nitrogen vessel. Given a known leakage...
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I have to design a chamber where a range of small pressure vessels can be safely pressure tested. They range up to...
Feb5-09 12:07 PM
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If we know the flowrate of a pump, is it possible to find out the pressure of the pump?
Dec7-09 12:08 PM
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First off, let me say that I have spent hours trying to figure out how to calculate what I want here, but to no avail....
Nov24-09 10:28 PM
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Think of a pipe positioned horizontally. Some fluid is flowing from left to right.(e.g. water) Right side of...
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Please forgive what I'm sure is a dumb question, but I'm stumped. Is there a way to determine the amount of...
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This isn't a homework question; however, it is probably similar to one. I am doing a design project that involves a...
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I'm trying to create a piece of software that can approximate the physics of a valveless pulse jet engine. What I need...
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Physics books and websites are full of Ideal Gas info and solutions when it comes to relating pressure, volume, and...
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Given a wave that begins at a point source that travels outward spherically, i know that for a 1D wave (from the...
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