A simple experimental device for high precision differential pressure measurements is presented. Its working mechanism recalls that of a hydraulic press, where pressure is supplied by insufflating air under a funnel. As an application, we measure air pressure inside a soap bubble. The soap bubble is inflated and connected to a funnel which is placed, upside down, in a container filled with distilled water, placed on a scale. Our method provides a theoretical precision for the pressure measurement of the order of 0.01 Pa. Beyond this, the advantage of this method relies on the simplicity of the materials used and on the opportunity to discuss, at an undergraduate level, basic concepts regarding all those phenomena in which low or very low differential pressures are relevant.
|Titolo:||High precision pressure measurement with a funnel|
|Autori:||T., Lopez arias; Gratton, Luigi; Oss, Stefano|
|Titolo del periodico:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|