Jets In Space

Ideal Gas Law

In this episode, we discuss the ideal gas law and how the different variables in this equation can help us improve IAP prototypes.

The Ideal Gas Law Equation

PV = nRT
If we divide both sides by Volume (V) we arrive at
P = nRT divided by V (Volume).

P is pressure in PSI (pounds per square inch) for example.
V is volume in Liters for example.
n is the number of moles of the gas.
R is the Universal Gas Constant.
T is temperature in Centigrade or Fahrenheit for example.

Vc is Volume of compression.

Ve is Volume of expansion.

Topics Covered

  • 1:00 – Explanation of the Ideal Gas Law
  • 3:00 – Ways to increase pressure and the ideal system for IAP
  • 4:32 – Gases for IAP
  • 5:51 – Changing temperature
  • 7:23 – Discussing our main variable, volume
  • 13:29 – Challenges to building an IAP system and airflow patterns

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