1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Nitrogen expansion rate?

  1. Sep 21, 2010 #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. Sep 21, 2010 #2

    Drakkith

    User Avatar

    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. Sep 21, 2010 #3

    the faster the ram moves the higher the velocity can be reached to propel an object
     
  5. Sep 21, 2010 #4

    Drakkith

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Ah i see. Well, sorry i couldn't help you then. =)
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Similar Discussions: Nitrogen expansion rate?
  1. CO2 expansion rates (Replies: 3)

  2. Thermodynamics- Nitrogen (Replies: 11)

  3. Nitrogen and vacuum (Replies: 1)

  4. Liquifying Nitrogen (Replies: 2)

Loading...