An enclosed cylindrical* (disc) vessel one inch thick and five inches in radius holding two pounds of fluid at ambient atmospheric pressure (14psi?)and being spun at 30,000 rpm's. Assume the centrifugal force acting on the fluid creates a pressure of 1,000 psi. The question is ....(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

"If the vessel is pre-pressurized, to say 3,000 psi, before it is spun up to 30,000 rpm's, will the centrifugal force add pressure to the already pre-pressurized (3,000 psi) vessel?"

Would the resultant force then be 4,000 psi? If not, what would the total psi be and why?

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# Homework Help: Centrifugal force in high pressure vessel

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