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Cylinder pressure into force

  1. Mar 14, 2012 #1

    If I know that the peak cylinder pressure is 175 bar, how do I calculate the load (in newtons) on the piston?


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  3. Mar 14, 2012 #2


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    Hi d4v1dtyler! http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5725/red5e5etimes5e5e45e5e25.gif [Broken]

    Do you know the area of the end of the piston?
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  4. Mar 14, 2012 #3


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    Do you know the conversion between bar and Pa? That is the first thing you need to find out. Then you need the relation between pressure, area, and force. Assume that pressure is uniform over the piston, integrate, and you have the force.
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