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Subject: CE 47 Hydraulics Experiment #: 1 Experiment Title: Determination of Coefficient of Discharge of a Venturi Meter Objectives: To determine the coefficient of discharge

e of a given Venturi meter Apparatus: Venturi meter, Measuring tank, and Timer Procedure: 1. Examine the schematics of the Venturi meter. Draw its schematics and record its dimensions. 2. Turn on the pump beneath the Venturi meter. Make sure to fill the tank of with the pump higher than the elevation of the pump. 3. Simultaneously with operating the pump, open the gate valve. Set the discharge as maximum as possible. 4. Observe the flow and pressures at the pressure gauges. When the flow and pressures are steady, record the discharge with the measuring tank and timer. 5. Record the pressures indicated in the pressure gauges. Set the pressure of the pressure gauge at the inlet as P1 and at the throat as the P2. 6. Set Procedures 3-5 as Trial 1 and repeat the same procedures for the next two trials with the exception of the discharge being approximately three-quarters of the previous discharge by regulating the gate valve. Calculations: Use the equation below as derived from Bernoullis Equation and Continuity Equation of Discharge: Where: Q Cd HI HT AI AT

= discharge = coefficient of discharge = head at inlet section = head at throat section = area of pipe cross-section at inlet section = area of pipe cross-section at throat section

Additional calculations: With the same Venturi meter, compute the discharge if the coefficient of discharge is Cd = 0.955 Compute the percentage difference of the theoretical coefficient of discharge with the discharge from the three trials. Discussion: Derive and explain the given formula in the calculations. Note: The discussion is a separate part in your report. Do not mix it in your Data Analysis!

Drafted by: SJ, 11/14/12