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Pneumatic System Simulator
by: nickbrickmaster

A spreadsheet that simulates and compares simple pneumatic systems.

This simulator originated from an argument about whether an onboard compressor is worth it, and at what tank volume. I’m throwing it out here just for fun, let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements!

Air Pressure Simulator.xlsx (95 KB)
Air Pressure Simulator.xlsx (89.8 KB)


It seems that in your spreadsheet the Cylinder Period for system 2 wasn’t updating properly. On column F of System 2 the formula simply wasn’t dragged down through all of the rows and after a couple of rows, it began referencing the cylinder period of system 1. Just thought you might want to know that, but cool spreadsheet nonetheless.


Thanks for the heads up. I’ve fixed the bug and uploaded a v2.