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# This sheet gives the value of friction factor f from the Colbrook-White, Moody and Barr formulea

Colebrook white

Moody

ks
1.26
4 log 10

f
3.71d Re f

f n1

ks
1.26
1 4 log 10

3.71d Re f n

f n 1

200k
106
s

f 0.0013751

Re
d

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5.1286
ks
f 1 4 log 10

3
.
71
d
Re 0.89

Barr

1
5.1286
k
4 log10 s
3
.
71
d
Re0.89
f

4 log 10 a b

ks (mm)
0.03
d (mm)
300
Re
664000
f

## Moody 0.003018 0.012072

Barr 0.003515 0.01406
Colebrook-White 0.003495 0.01398

Solution

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Colebrook-White iteration
f(n)
a
0.003018 2.69542E-05
0.003524 2.69542E-05
0.003493 2.69542E-05
0.003495 2.69542E-05
0.003495 2.69542E-05
0.003495 2.69542E-05
0.003495 2.69542E-05
0.003495 2.69542E-05
0.003495 2.69542E-05
0.003495 2.69542E-05
0.003495 2.69542E-05
0.003495 2.69542E-05
0.003495 2.69542E-05

b
3.45E-05
3.2E-05
3.21E-05
3.21E-05
3.21E-05
3.21E-05
3.21E-05
3.21E-05
3.21E-05
3.21E-05
3.21E-05
3.21E-05
3.21E-05

LHS
18.20297
16.84461
16.919
16.91484
16.91507
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506

RHS
16.84461
16.919
16.91484
16.91507
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506
16.91506

Error
1.358352
-0.07438
0.004157
-0.00023
1.3E-05
-7.2E-07
4.04E-08
-2.3E-09
1.26E-10
-7E-12
3.94E-13
0
0

0.012072
0.014097
0.013974
0.013981
0.01398
0.01398
0.01398
0.01398
0.01398
0.01398
0.01398
0.01398
0.01398

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200k
106
s

3751

Re
d

5.1286
k
og10 s
3
.
71
d
Re0.89

5.1286
ks
log 10

3
.
71
d
Re 0.89