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Laboratory 2 Pressure Measurements Worksheet

Name:

Group Members:
Data Collection

1. Pressure-Elevation Relationship
Cylinder depth
(cm)

Pressure
(
)

2a. Total and Static Pressure


High flow rate

Low flow rate

Total pressure (cm H2O)

Total pressure (cm H2O)

Static pressure (cm H2O)

Static pressure (cm H2O)

Laboratory 2 Pressure Measurements Worksheet

2b. Dynamic Pressure


High flow rate

Low flow rate

Left manometer (cm H2O)

Left manometer (cm H2O)

Right Manometer (cm H2O)

Right Manometer (cm H2O)

Dynamic Pressure (cm H2O) [difference]

Dynamic Pressure (cm H2O) [difference]

3. Boyles Law
Bourdon Gage
For large vessel
(
)

Diaphragm Gage
For small vessel
(
)

Headspace depth
In small vessel
(
)

Headspace Volume
In small vessel
(
)

Laboratory 2 Pressure Measurements Worksheet

Calculations and Questions


Generate the plots and perform calculations on separate sheets of paper and attach them to your
data collection sheets when turning in your lab assignment.
1. Pressure-Elevation Relationship
a. Plot pressure (gage and absolute) as a function of water depth in the vessel. Please use
excel or similar program to make your plot, print a copy and attach. Be sure to label axis
and units.
b. Describe how we can get the specific weight ( ) of water based on the relationship
described in the plot from question a, and calculate
EXTRA CREDIT (+ 2 points): What confidence do you have in this value? HINT: What is the
standard deviation of your regression parameter?
2. Total, Static, and Dynamic Pressure using Prandtl Tube
a. Using your value for the specific weight ( ) of water from experiment 1, and the
manometer data for each flowrate, calculate the total pressure and the static pressure in
units of Pascals or N/m2.
b. Calculate the absolute dynamic pressure in units of Pascals or N/m2 from the total and
static pressure values in part a. How do these compare the differential pressure
measurement in experiment 2b? (Note, the TAs are attempting to get consistent flow rates
for the high and low flow cases for each experiment, but there are likely differences in
the flow rate).
c. What is the water velocity in the conduit using the derived (experiment 2a) and the
measured (experiment 2b) values for the dynamic pressure?
3. Boyles Law for Compressible Gases
a. Plot both the absolute pressure and the gage pressure versus headspace volume. Please
use excel or similar program to make your plot, print a copy and attach. Be sure to label
axis and units.
b. Does this gas follow the Boyle-Marriotte relationship 1/ ? Why or why not?
(HINT: Recall that Boyle-Marriotte holds under isothermal conditions. See Chapter 1 in
textbook for more information.)