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is there a physics simulator that can simulate air pressure? Answered

i want to experiment on barometers,but it is too risky and i don't have the resources.is there any physics simulator that can simulate fluid,air,air pressure,etc.

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steveastrouk (author)2012-07-12

How can a "barometer" be risky ???

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it uses mercury(normally),and mercury is toxic

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Rubbish. Only mercury barometers use mercury ! There are dozens of other ways of measuring pressure.

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bwrussell (author)2012-07-12

Air pressure is just a distributed force. Standard atmospheric pressure units (bar, atm, mmHg, etc) can easily be converted into psi or kPa and modeled as a distributed load by any physics sim.
steveastrouk asks a valid question though. You know you don't have to use mercury right?

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utkarshsinghal (author)bwrussell2012-07-28

i know should not be necessary to use mercury,but in my experiments,i need to use the densest possible liquid with lowest possible vapor pressure.

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i am basically building a vaccum :D

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RavensCraft (author)2012-07-12

I say get a cheap air mattress pump that has both blow and suck capability,
a barometer and some Tupperware containers and have some real fun.

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