Nitrogen expansion rate?

  1. i'm trying to figure out the expansion rate of nitrogen at any given psi in room temperature. roughly in fps.

    trying to calculate how fast we can move a piston arm to get maximum velocities
  2. jcsd
  3. Drakkith

    Staff: Mentor

    Im not sure on this, but may i ask why the velocity is so important? If you are looking at doing work with this piston it might be easier to simply move it at a slower rate, but with more force. (Heating the nitrogen to a higher temp, using more of it, ETC)

    If that makes sense.

  4. the faster the ram moves the higher the velocity can be reached to propel an object
  5. Drakkith

    Staff: Mentor

    Ah i see. Well, sorry i couldn't help you then. =)
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