A bouyancy calculator

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import archimedesPrinciple from '';



I had a question about helium...

The following script will serve as the example for this readme by answering that question with the help of Archimedes' principle and the ideal gas law ...

// install: `npm install gas-density-calcuator archimedes-principle`
var gaslaw = require('gas-density-calculator');
var archimedes = require('./');

// What volume of helium at standard pressure and temperature is required to lift one kilogram total mass?

var totalMass = 1;

// First get the density of helium at STP
var densityHelium = gaslaw.getDensity({
  molecularWeightGramMole: 4.002602,
  temperatureKelvin: 273.15,
  pressureKiloPascal: 101.325

// now get the density of air at STP
var densityAir = gaslaw.getDensity({
  molecularWeightGramMole: 28.97, // Molecular mass of air:
  temperatureKelvin: 273.15,
  pressureKiloPascal: 101.325

// Now determine the volume
var minVolume = archimedes.minVolumeForBouyancy({
  fluidDensity: densityAir,
  objectDensity: densityHelium,
  mass: totalMass

var gallons = minVolume * 264.17;

console.log("at standard temperature and pressure, a "+Math.ceil(gallons)+" gallon bag filled with helium can probably make 1kg mass bouyant");

Let's run it:

luchia :: ~/Projects/archimedes-principle ‹master*› » node helium.js
at standard temperature and pressure, a 238 gallon bag filled with helium can probably make 1kg mass bouyant