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SUMMARY

The title of this experiment is orifice and free jet flow. The objectives are to determine the coefficient of velocity, the coefficient of contraction and the coefficient of discharge for two small orifices. The method used throughout this experiment is taking the

measurement of jet trajectories under steady flow conditions. The coefficient of velocity is estimated from the gradient of the graph root of yH against x. The coefficient of discharge is obtained from plotting the square root of the head against the volumetric flow rate. The coefficient of contraction is from calculation using the equation Cc=Cd/Cv. From the experiment that has been carried out, it is found that the coefficient of velocity, Cv can be taken to an average, since the values are similar for each diameter of orifice and different heads taken. Whereas values of the coefficient of discharge, Cd cannot be taken to an average since both values of Cd for 3 mm and 6 mm orifice sizes are not similar to each other. Other details of the experiment can be found in the following sections.

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similar situations occur in more common situations. it is seen that the loss of potential is balanced by the gain in kinetic energy. However. an orifice plate for flow measurement. flow through a constriction into free space is not very common though it does occur in liquid distributors. fluid that moves from the liquid surface in the tank to the jet leaving from the orifice. such as in packed distillation column. Orifice is an aperture through which fluid passes and its thickness (in the direction of flow) is very small in comparison with its other measurements. Hence taking initial velocity in the tank as zero. v in the discharge plane was measured it would differ from the ideal velocity vi We define a Coefficient of Velocity (Cv) as 2 . Based on Bernoulli equation. e. Assumption has been made that the pressure is the same at liquid surface and in the jet.Theory In practical situations. the jet characteristics are harder to study. so free jet is a convenient experimental model. per unit mass of fluid : gH = vi2 / 2 (1) Where vi is the ideal fluid velocity. If actual velocity. In such enclosed locations.g. An orifice is used for flow-metering purposes has a sharp edge so there are minimum contact with the fluid.

(5) Also when a jet discharged from a sharp edged orifice. so that in time t. which can be calculated from the orifice area. This leads to the definition of the Coefficient of Contraction (Cc)as : Cc = Jet Area Orifice Area = Ac Ao (6) The Coefficient of Discharge (Cd) is defined as the ratio of actual flow rate Q (m3/s) to the ideal flow rate. it is represented by : y = gt2 / 2 (4) Combining those equations 1-4 gives an expression Cv in terms of x. neglecting air resistance. 3 . y.Cv = v / v i (2) The actual velocity can be deduced from the jet trajectory by resolving the trajectory in the x and y directions. The horizontal component x can be assumed remain constant. the jet is smaller in diameter than the orifice. The ideal mass flow rate is that which would occur if the ideal velocity of flow (Vi) existed through the full area of the orifice : Cd = Q = Q . and H x = 2 Cv √yH Therefore graph √yH versus x gives slope 2 Cv. it travel by a distance of x = vt (3) The vertical component changes under the influence of gravity. so that at a time t.

20 0.066 0.191 Table 1.25 0.35 y (m) 0 0.092 √yH (m) 0 0.144 √yH (m) 0 0.154 0.Ao v i Ao √ 2gH Alternatively Cd can be expressed in terms of the coefficient of velocity and contraction : Cd = CcCv RESULTS Table 1.20 0.142 0.081 0.048 0.093 0.035 0.160 0.095 0.05 0.10 0.00 0.2 : Orifice : 3mm Head : 260mm Needle 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 x (m) 0.022 0.091 0.065 0.112 0.15 0.115 0.30 0.25 0.185 0.126 0.107 0.087 0.025 0.30 0.10 0.029 0.05 0.1 : Orifice : 3mm Head : 395mm Needle 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 x (m) 0.131 0.15 0.040 0.051 0.193 4 .173 0.35 y (m) 0 0.00 0.

10 0.165 0.097 0.045 0.069 0.117 0.024 0.130 0.090 √yH (m) 0 0.Table 2.146 0.189 Table 2.119 0.25 0.150 √yH (m) 0 0.066 0.042 0.00 0.035 0.152 0.20 0.05 0.174 0.15 0.35 y (m) 0 0.186 0.033 0.1 : Orifice : 6mm Head : 395mm Needle 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 x (m) 0.080 0.054 0.05 0.128 0.107 0.20 0.091 0.2 : Orifice : 6mm Head : 255mm Needle 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 x (m) 0.092 0.025 0.10 0.00 0.25 0.196 5 .30 0.15 0.30 0.088 0.35 y (m) 0 0.

0000510 0.6124 0.5099 Volume collected (ml) 141 136 134 132 130 128 124 120 Volume collected (m3) 0.0000136 0.000206 0.000136 0.5958 0.5831 0.0000485 0.0000455 0.6000 0.5657 0.5 0.0000515 0.5050 Volume collected (ml) 220 206 204 198 194 186 182 176 Volume collected (m3) 0.1 : Orifice : 3mm Needle 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Head (m) 0.000198 0.320 0.0000134 0.0000120 Table 3.255 √Head (m)^0.000220 0.5477 0.000182 0.000120 T me (!) 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 "lo#$ate (m3%!) 0.000204 0.315 0.0000465 0.000176 T me (!) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 "lo#$ate (m3%!) 0.000130 0.0000550 0.260 √Head (m)^0.0000128 0.5612 0.360 0.5788 0.0000130 0.2 : Orifice : 6mm Needle 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Head (m) 0.380 0.6285 0.340 0.395 0.375 0.0000495 0.395 0.0000132 0.6285 0.000124 0.0000440 Graph 1: Jet trajectories for two orifice sizes at the different flow rates 6 .000141 0.355 0.5244 0.6164 0.000134 0.5431 0.000194 0.300 0.280 0.000128 0.5 0.0000124 0.0000141 0.275 0.295 0.000186 0.335 0.Table 3.000132 0.5292 0.

20 0.00 -0. Graphs o# /y& a0ai%st * 7 .12 -0.30 0.10 -0.06 -0.00 -0.0. where the graph gives a gradient of Cv.10 0. Cv can be estimated by plotting the root of yH against x.0 -0.o%tal $ista%ce) y +. 0 Orifice=3mm.0.020.16 (ertical $ista%ce) * +.0! -0. Head=395mm Orifice=3mm Head=260mm Orifice=6mm Head=395 mm Orifice=6mm Head=255 mm The coefficient of velocity.1 -0.Jet Trajectories or !oth "ri#ices at $i##ere%t &ea' &ori.

15 * +.03!5 Graph 2.30 0.2000 Root o# y& +.15 * +.2 Orifice : 3mm Head : 395mm /y& a0ai%st * 0.1 Orifice : 3mm Head : 260mm /y& a0ai%st * 0.25 0.2000 0.10 0.20 0.0.1000 0.0.35 " # 0.00 3 Graph 2.1500 0.5693$ % 0.0000 0.51&9$ % 0.Graph 2.2500 Root o# y& +.35 " # 0.20 0.0500 0.05 0.3 Orifice : 6mm 8 .10 0.05 0.1500 0.00 0.0.1000 0.30 0.25 0.0500 0.0.00 0.0000 0.

25 0.20 0.10 0.029 Graph 2.2 0.30 0.05 0 0.25 Root o# y& +.0.00 0.10 0.0.20 0.50 $ % 0.25 0.35 " # 0.05 0.05 0.0 2 9 .0.15 * +.15 0.15 * +.35 " # 0.1 Orifice : 6mm Head : 395mm / y& a0ai%st * 0.15 0.0.1 0.05 0 0.51&2$ % 0.1 0.Head : 255mm / y& a0ai%st * 0.2 Root o# y& +.00 0.30 0.

Graph 3.0 010& Volumetric Flowrate (m3/s) 10 . The gradient of the graph will give the value for the discharge coefficient.1 'head a(ainst )low *ate for Orifice # 3mm Square Root of Head against Volumetric Flowrate 0 "0 0 60 0 $0 0 #0 0 !0 0 20 0 10 0 00 0 000011$ 0 0000120 0 000012$ 0 00001!0 0 00001!$ 0 00001#0 0 00001#$ Square Root of Head y = 62001x .0 2!"! Volumetric Flowrate (m3/s) Graph 3.2 'head a(ainst )low *ate for Orifice # 6mm Square Root of Head against Volumetric Flowrate 0 "0 0 60 0 $0 0 #0 0 !0 0 20 0 10 0 00 0 0000# 0 0000# 0 0000# 0 0000$ 0 0000$ 0 0000$ 0 0000$ 0 0000$ 0 00006 Square Root of Head y = 11%#!x .Below are the graphs of the square root of the head against the volumetric flow rate.

This value seems not very reasonable as the real diameter used to find this value is 6 mm. the values obtained for coefficient of discharge. it can seen that the higher the flow rates. the less the gradient of the slope and the less the degree of the decrease of the graph. the jet diameter will get smaller. Based on both coefficients obtained. As soon as the water flows out from the orifice. This means that the values cannot be taken to an average. whereas the coefficient of discharge is obtained from the graph of root of H against the flow rate.2 mm. which also equivalents to 1. The trajectories differ greatly because of the flow rates. where the coefficient of velocity obtained from the graph of root of yH against the flow rate. the graphs of the jet trajectories for the two orifice sizes at the different flow rates are decreasing.$2S3USS2"4 Generally. The graph also shows that the diameter of the orifice do not greatly affect the trajectory of the water flowing out from the orifice. Unlike the coefficient of velocity.2460 x 10 -3 m. The slope of the graph is much higher for the orifice of diameter 3mm compared with the orifice of diameter 6mm. Cd for both orifice sizes also seem not similar to each other. This 11 . the value for the jet diameter at the vena contracta is 1. By using the coefficients of discharge and velocity. This is because both coefficient values are obtained from two different graphs. Like the coefficient of velocity. From the graph in Figure 1 and 2. the jet diameter at the vena contracta can be estimated. values obtained for coefficient of discharge for both orifice sizes are not similar to each other.

Cv: %he coefficient of velocit . the common value for C d is in the range of 0. !hich is for 6mm orifice 'late. 3"43LUS2"4 In conclusion. common errors done by human could affect the readings and as well as the theory which would be inappropriate value to be obtained from experiment.situation may caused by any error that occurred during taking the reading of the y value. the objective of this e)'eriment has been obtained# . !here the "ra'h "ives a "radient of &+ #%he coefficient of velocit of !ater is ta*en to an avera"e since all values are similar# %herefore.( a"ainst . From the literature. However. !here the "ra'h "ives a "radient of &v# +rom "ra'h 2#3 and 2#4. &v can be estimated b 'lottin" the root of ( a"ainst ). &v can be estimated b 'lottin" the root of ( a"ainst ). the value of Cd obtained is 0.--endi$ Coefficient of Velocity.5106. Therefore. the avera"e value for &v is 0#5106# Coefficient of Discharge.60 to 0. the value for &d is 11#84# 12 .65. Cd: %he value of &d can be obtained b calculatin" the "radient of the strai"ht line of . it can be said that the diameter of the orifice have not much effect on the trajector of the !ater flo!in" out from the orifice# $ut. the head of the !ater is found to have more effect on the trajector than the diameter of the orifice# %he coefficient of velocit ."ra'h# +rom "ra'h 3#2. if the average of the entire gradient is calculated.

Dc: Cc = Ac Ao Ac = C c × Ao = 0#0431 × 0 π 4 A c = 1#219 ×10 . Cc: Cc = Cd Cv 0#5106 11#84 = = 0#0431 Jet diameter at the vena contracta.Coefficient of Contraction.6 m 2 × 06#0 ×10 −3 / 2 / Jetdiameter = 20 = 2( 1#219 ×10 −6 Ac π / π = 1#2460 ×10 −3 m ) 13 .

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