An air compressor is a device that pumps air particles into a tank. A particular air compressor adds air particles to its tank until the particle density of the inside air is 20 times that of the outside air. If the temperature inside the tank is the same as that outside, how does the pressure inside the tank compare to the pressure outside? Assume atmospheric pressure equal to 100,000 Pa
Flow and pressure are inversely proportional, so with the same compressor as your pressure goes up, your flow will go down
When air at atmospheric pressure is mechanically compressed by a compressor, the transformation of air at 1 bar (atmospheric pressure) into air at higher pressure (up to 414 bar) is determined by the laws of thermodynamics. They state that an increase in pressure equals a rise in heat and compressing air creates a proportional increase in heat. Boyle's law explains that if a volume of a gas (air) halves during compression, then the pressure is doubled. Charles' law states that the volume of a gas changes in direct proportion to the temperature. These laws explain that pressure, volume and temperature are proportional, change one variable and one or two of the others will also change, according to this equation:
May 4th, 2015
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