# Tagged Questions

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### why doesn't liquid metal vaporize in a vacuum?

I am wondering why molten metal in a vacuum of electron beam and machines never turns to gas like liquid water does when exposed to a vacuum.
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### If we dropped an object into the Pacific Ocean, would it completely sink to the bottom of the ocean floor or not?

Obviously if the density of the object is smaller than the density of water it would not sink at all. But I was thinking that, even if the density of the object is greater than the density of water, ...
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### Capacitive pressure gauge under a change of pressure

I have seen in an article, that a capacitive pressure gauge made of two parallel plates with a dielectric material between with constant $K$ under an increase of pressure $\Delta P$, a Young´s modulus ...
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### physical meaning of pressure derivatives

Is there any physical meaning of the first and second derivatives of pressure with respect to time? If this helps, I am considering ideal gases.
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### Negative pressure, tension, and energy conditions

We have lots of common everyday experience with positive pressure, the canonical example is a gas. But other examples of positive pressure are easy to imagine: for instance, a solid that gets ...
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### Existence of gusts of wind, an anomaly?

Enthusiast + Student, not a pro, so pardon my ignorance. How can wind possibly flow in gusts? The way I understand it, a gust is a pocket of air which hits you at slightly higher speed. But how ...
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### Pressure-Velocity relation at a point in a flow

How can we relate pressure and velocity at the same point in a fluid flow? Why does pressure decrease with increase in velocity?
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### hydrostatic pressure on a plane surface

I've been trying to calculate the amount of pressure on a wall of a rectangular structure, that is under sea watter. For example a dam. I can't come to see any example to be able to locate the ...
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### How to calculate the increased pressure drop due to a restriction?

Assume I have a straight pipe with diameter D1 and a volumetric flow, Q flowing through it. The inlet pressure is P1 and the outlet pressure is P2. Now, assume I've added a restriction in the middle ...
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### Regelation, ice cutting, and snowballs

Pressure decreases the melting point of ice, and applying pressure then releasing it will allow ice blocks to weld together by melting them and letting them freeze. See this video. The detractors of ...
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### What is an expression/physical law that relates high frequency thermal fluctuations to gas pressure?

When a gas is compressed the 'ideal gas law' can predict what the increase in gas temperature will be. But that's just a mean temperature, right? At a quantum level the frequency of molecular ...
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### How does a heated constant volume flow behave, for an expanding flow tube leading into the free atmosphere

I have a helium gas flow with a flow rate that has been set to a constant value ($0.3\,m^3/h$). It's streaming upwards in the picture, and beyond the upper big red dot position, it meets the ...
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### How can Denver offer Hot Air Balloon rides?

So the air density in Denver is 1.0 kg/m^3. And heated air has the density of 0.95 kg/m^3. So adding the weight of the basket and balloon I don't understand how a hot air balloon could get off the ...
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### Will a cloud form in a depressurized room?

If a room is depressurized will a visible cloud or mist form? I would expect it would, but when I apply a vacuum to a flask I see no cloud form inside the flask. Would a room behave differently than ...
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### Why does my fireplace shoot flames out the front until I open my backdoor?

I have a natural gas fireplace with fake logs in it. I open the flue, turn on the gas for a couple seconds, and throw a match in. The flames kind of go up and out of the flue, but most of the flames ...
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### Will increased air pressure increase efficiency of solute diffusion into a membrane?

Biophysics question: I have a container with a biological tissue inside of solution where the solute slowly diffuses across the membrane and binds inside of the tissue. If I were to put this unsealed ...
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### Why is it difficult to cook food on mountains?

Why is it difficult to cook food on mountains? Is it because on increasing pressure boiling point of substance increase and on mountains there is less pressure so less boiling point. Then shouldn't ...
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### Does acceleration affect the pressure?

I would like to measure the pressure inside the car ( by a pressure sensor or the altimeter). If we consider that the temperature inside the car is constant, do the car's velocity or acceleration ...
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### How to calculate pressure using flow rate and pipe guage [duplicate]

On my farm I have a high pressure spring coming from the ground.it exits the ground from a 1 & 3/4" pipe.the water flows at a constant rate of 1 gallon per second (60 GPM.) Is it possible to ...
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### Height dependancy when adding volume from below to a fluid column

Suppose there is a fluid column of height H and there is a screw already inserted from outside the column entering through the bottom of the column. The screw has a total length L and only 0.1*L is ...
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### What forces act on an object submerged in flowing fluid in an enclosed environment (i.e pipe)?

Let's say we have a pipe with water flowing through it and obstacle is inserted into the pipe and is rigidly fixed to the inner wall so that it does not get washed away. What forces are exerted by ...
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### What is basically the difference between static pressure and dynamic pressure?

What is basically the difference between static pressure and dynamic pressure? While studying Bernoulli's theorem, I came before these terms. The law says: When the fluid flows through a small ...
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### Pressure, Momentum and Energy: A 'Peculiar' Relation

Is the following possible? $$P = \frac{p^2}{3E}$$ where $P$ is pressure, $p$ is momentum and $E$ is energy. In what convention is the above relation acceptable? EDIT: The source paper can be found ...
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### Can I tell where a leak is in a vertical water pipe based on the water pressure at the bottom?

I have a buried water line with a leak in it and I want to locate approximately where it is. The line runs uphill to a storage tank. I've isolated the leak to one section of the pipe. The diameter of ...
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### Rankine Cycle pressure

I don't understand why in (Ideal) Rankine Cycle we assume that pressure remains constant at the boiler and the condenser. Shouldn't water pressure change, when water goes from liquid to vapor (boiler) ...
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### Decrease in system pressure do to gas dissolution?

A system of fixed volume contains two fluids as illustrated in the figure below, in equal volumes. Their pressures are both equal and high (much greater than atmospheric pressure). Initially the ...
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### High Pressure Processing(HPP) of juices in a plastic bottle container

High Pressure Processing (HPP) is a cold pasteurization technique by which products, already sealed in its final package, are introduced into a vessel and subjected to a high level of isostatic ...
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### Pressure and Tall Buildings

Does living in tall buildings somehow exert more pressure on our bodies? I remember reading something about this once but I'm not sure if its true.
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### Silicone tube with three holes, flow rate, pressure

I have a silicone tube -- a saline solution flows in from one end, and then flows out of three holes of equal diameter and equal distance from each other that are along the side of the tube. What can ...
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### Lovely flow rate [duplicate]

How can we calculate the measure of the air flow rate when it is coming out of the balloon? (I mean that which parameter affects that? For example, the measure of balloons neck or the ratios or ...
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### How can a small volume of gas balance the pressure exerted by the whole atmosphere?

Consider a balloon filled with Helium or even air for that matter. The membrane of the balloon is in equilibrium because the atmospheric pressure on it exerted by the atmosphere, the elastic force by ...
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### The relation between Internal Pressure and flow rate in a balloon [duplicate]

I'm working on a project. We have two balloons, connected by a hose with a valve.We know when we open the valve, by according to internal pressure of each balloon, air goes form the higher pressure ...
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### Relation between temperature and pressure?

I was just working on a special question but I ignored the effect of temperature on it and now it becomes very important to me. What is the relation between Pressure and Temperature? Suppose we ...
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### Can covering an open container with a lid change the pressure of gas in the container?

Consider an open container at standard atmospheric pressure. Now a lid is placed over it, in the most normal way possible. Would the pressure of gas inside the container be the same as the standard ...
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### What's the relation between the type (Gender) of a balloon and its internal pressure

I'm working on a project about balloons and I need to know the relation between the gender of the balloon and its internal pressure. As far as I know, there are some parameters such as " Elasticity of ...
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### Mullins effect in the elastic material

I was thinking on a experimental question, but I couldn't get the answer: How can we measure how the Mullins effect influences in the pressure inside a balloon? (I mean that, if there is a formula, ...
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### Can this container withstand a vacuum? [closed]

I am putting together a piece of equipment that will involve a vacuum pump pulling up to 10 Torr / 13 Mbar.  I need to use a container for liquid within the equipment and have found a stainless steel ...
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### molecular explanation of pressure in water at depth

At 10 m under water, pressure is 2 atmospheres. As temperature is not different, and density is minimally different, how does pressure increase at the molecular level (collisions per unit area)?
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### Gay-Lussac's Law & the Patriots

This may be a question better suited for xkcd what if? section...but here goes: with all the hoopla around the patriots / colts game and allegations of cheating by deflating footballs, I've read/heard ...
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### When is it appropriate to drop pressure terms when applying conservation of momentum to a fluid?

I'm trying to wrap my head around pressure forces in incompressible, irrotational, invicid flow. Applying conservation of momentum to a control volume gives me \frac{\partial}{\...
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### Fluids in a U-shaped Tube

One of the users asked a question about the Fluids in U-shaped Tube. I was wondering and I tried to imagine that the membrane is fixed and the left side is filled up until $h_1=h_2$. So my question is ...
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### Fluids in U-shaped Tube

In a U-shaped tube, water and oil are separated by a movable membrane. What is the ratio of the heights $\frac{h1}{h2}$ (density of the oil $ρ_{oil}$ = 0.92 $\frac{g}{cm^3}$)? I tried solving by ...
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### How does vasoconstriction/vasodilation of arterioles change blood pressure?

Background: I am coming at this question from an electrical engineering background, and I feel like I am missing certain assumptions that are going into the statement found in my physiology textbook, "...
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### Why I can't feel the difference of atmospheric pressure between a closed room and outside?

As far as I know atmospheric pressure is the result of the weight of earth's atmosphere. It has an approximate value of $10^5 Nm^{-2}$. Then why I can't feel it? My physics teacher told me that we are ...
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### Definition of stress at the microscale

Take, for simplicity, a Lennard-Jones fluid below the critical temperature, which is to say that there is a phase separation into fluid and gas and thus an interface is formed. The macroscale picture ...
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### Bowling Ball Sinking Rate - Variable or Constant?

In today's (Jan. 16, 2014) xkcd What If?, Randall Munroe discusses how fast a bowling ball will sink to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. He calculates the drag on the ball, and then plugging in the ...
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### Compute pipe restriction from water flow and static pressure

How can I determine if residential water pipes have a restriction given, for example, flow rate and static pressure? Details: (1) You hook up a static pressure gage to a faucet which is in the ...
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### Pressure in a bottle

I am fermenting this tea by putting it is an airtight bottle and adding some sugar which will produce CO2. Will there be more carbonation in the final product if I fill the bottle 99% full with tea vs ...
I am having a very basic confusion on how we calculate the height of atmosphere when we assume that the density does not change with altitude(density remains 1.29 kg/m$^3$). I want to know why we say ...