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# CVE 372

HYDROMECHANICS
FLOW IN CLOSED CONDUITS
II
Dr. Bertu Akntu
Department of Civil Engineering
Middle East Technical University
Northern Cyprus Campus
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## 2. FLOW IN CLOSED CONDUITS

Overview
2.2 Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits
2.2.1 Derivation of Darcy-Weisbach Equation
2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes
2.2.4 Moody Chart

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.1.1 Derivation of Darcy-Weisbach Equation
Consider a steady fully developed flow in a prismatic pipe

V1=V2=V
A1=A2=A
1=2=1
1=2=1

Assumptions:
- Fully developed flow (uniform)
- Circular tube (pipe)
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- Incompressible fluid
- Constant diameter
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.1.1 Derivation of Darcy-Weisbach Equation
(a) Relationship between wall shear stress
Continuity Equation

Q = V1 A1 = V2 A2 = VA = constant

Momentum Equation

0, since 1= 2

where

W sin = AL sin
= A( z1 z 2 )

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and

F f = w PL
P: wetted perimeter
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.1.1 Derivation of Darcy-Weisbach Equation
Momentum Equation gives

p1 A1 p2 A2 + A( z1 z 2 ) w PL = 0

w LP w L
=
=
z1 + z 2

A
RH
p1

p2

## where RH is hydraulic radius

A D 2 4 D R
=
RH = =
P
D 4 2

W sin = AL sin
= A( z1 z 2 )
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P: wetted perimeter
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.1.1 Derivation of Darcy-Weisbach Equation
Momentum Equation gives

wL
z1 + z 2
=

RH
p1

p2

## Energy Equation gives

z1 +

p1

z2

p2

= hL

wL
hf =
RH
2 L
hf = w
R

4 w L
hf =
D

Note that the above equation is applicable for both laminar and
turbulent flows and for open channel flows as well.

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.1.1 Derivation of Darcy-Weisbach Equation
(b) Relationship between wall shear stress
and velocity
Dimensional Analysis

w = F (V , D, , , )
shear stress
w
= f
1 =

2
V
dynamic pressure
VD VD
=
Reynolds Number
2 =

3 = Relative Roughness
D

1 = ( 2 , 3 )
VD
w
=
,
2
V
D

w = f V 2
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.1.1 Derivation of Darcy-Weisbach Equation
(c) Relationship between head loss and velocity

f=
= function Re,
2
V
D

w = f V 2
V 2L
4 w L 4 f
=
hf =
D
D
let 8f'=f and g=/
L V2

f = function Re,
hf = f
D
D 2g

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes

## Local acceleration is zero. Convective acceleration is zero as

well as a result of fully developed flow

## Motion of a cylindrical fluid element within a pipe.

Assumptions:
- Fully developed flow (uniform)
- Circular tube (pipe)
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- Incompressible fluid
- Constant diameter
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
Local acceleration is zero. Convective acceleration is zero as well as a
result of fully developed flow

## Free-body diagram of a cylinder of fluid

Momentum Equation

p1r 2 ( p1 p )r 2 2rl = 0

p 2
=
l
r

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes

## Shear stress distribution within the fluid in a pipe

(laminar or turbulent flow) and typical velocity profiles.

2 w r
=
D
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4l w
p =
D

## Small shear stress can produce large

pressure difference if l/D is large
(relatively long pipe)

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2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
For laminar flow of a Newtonian fluid, the shear stress is
simply proportional to the velocity gradient (Section 1.6)
= (du/dr). For our pipe flow,

p
du
=
r =
2l
dr
The negative sign is included to give > with du/dr < 0 ( the
velocity decreases from the pipe centerline to the pipe wall)

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes

p
du
r
=
dr
2 l

p 2
)r + C1
integration yields u ( r ) = (
4 l

## We can evaluate the integration constant using the no slip

condition at the pipe wall so that u = 0 at r=D/2 and
C1=(pD2/(16l)). Hence
Centerline (max) velocity

Velocity:

Vc=(pD2/(16l)).

2
2r 2
pD 2 2r
1 = Vc 1
u (r ) =
D
16l D

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
Integration of u(r) over the pipe area gives volume flowrate
R

Q = udA = u (r )2rdr =
0

R 2Vc
2

R 2Vc Vc pD 2
V=
= =

2
2 R
2
32 l

D 4 p
Q=
128l

## Above equation is referred to as Poiseuilles Law.

Recall that all of these results are restricted to laminar flow in
a horizontal pipe.
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes

Flowrate:

D 4 p
Q=
128l

## Proportional to the pressure drop

Inversely proportional to viscosity
Inversely proportional to the pipe length
Proportional to the pipe diameter to the fourth power

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes

## For Non-horizontal pipe, the adjustment is required by

replacing p by (p-l sin) where is the angle between
the pipe and the horizontal.

## Free-body diagram of a fluid cylinder for flow in a nonhorizontal pipe.

p l sin 2
(p l sin ) D 2
(p l sin ) D 4
=
V=
Q=
32 l
128l
l
r
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
Example 3: An oil with a viscosity of = 0.40 N.s/m2 and
density = 900 kg/m3 flow in a pipe of diameter D = 0.020 m.
a) What pressure drop, p1-p2, is needed to produce a flowrate of
Q = 2.0 x 10-5 m3/s if the pipe is horizontal with x1=0 and x2=10 m?
b) How steep a hill, , must the pipe be on if the oil is to flow
through the pipe at the same rate as in part (a), but with p1 = p2?
c) For the conditions of part (b), if p1 = 200 kPa, what is the
pressure at section x3 = 5 m, where x is measures along the pipe?

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
From dimensional analysis:
Assume that p is a function of

p = f (V , l , D, )
# of variables = 5 and # of dimensions = 3 (M,L,T)
According to the result of dimensional analysis
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Group. One such represents
Dp
l

= ( )
V
D

## A further assumption: the pressure drop is directly proportional to the

pipe length
4
Dp Cl
p CV

C
pD
(
/
4
)

=
Q = AV =
2
D
V
l
D
l
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
The same functional form as theory implies

( / 4C )pD 4
Q = AV =
l
Recall average velocity was found to be

D 2 p
V =
32l
We can divide both sides by the dynamic pressure
(recall from Chapter 3)

1
V 2
2

l 64 l
32 lV / D 2
=
=
= 64

1
1
VD D Re D
V 2
V 2
2
2
p

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
This is often written as

l V 2
p = f
D 2
where the dimensionless quantity

D 2

f = p
2
l V

## For a fully developed laminar flow the friction factor is

Alternate expression as a dimensional wall shear stress
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f =

64
Re

8 w
f =
V 2

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
Energy Consideration
Recall from Chapter 5 (in the absence of energy sources)

p2
V 22
V 21
+ 1
+ z1 =
+ 2
+ z2 + hL
2g
2g

p1

where alpha values (always >=1) compensate for the fact that
velocity profile across the pipe is not uniform (Chapter 5).

1 = 2
1V12 / 2 g = 2V22 / 2 g

## For fully developed flow velocity profile is constant

Hence
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p1
p2

+ z1 + z 2 = hL

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
Remember

p1r 2 ( p1 p )r 2 2rl = 0
p 2
=
l
r

p1

+ z1 ) (

p2

2l
hL = h f =
r

+ z 2 ) = hL

## Using the shear stress at the pipe wall, we have

4l w
hf =
D
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No minor loss

## Friction loss is proportional to the shear stress,

which is proportional to viscosity.
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
In summary
Velocity:

max. velocity

2
pD 2 2r
1
u (r ) =
16 l D

Vc = umax

2r 2
or u (r ) = Vc 1
D

Average Velocity:

Vc pD
V= =
2
32 l

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1V12 / 2 g = 2V22 / 2 g

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
In summary
Wall Shear Stress:

pD
w =
4l

or

8V
w =
D

Shear Stress:

du
=
dr
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or

2r
=w
D
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.2 Laminar Flow in Pipes
In summary
Flow Rate:

D 4 p
Q = VA =
128l

Friction Loss:

4l w
hf =
D
Friction Factor:
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64
f =
Re

32lV
hf =
D 2

f =

l V2
hf = f
D 2g

8 w
V 2

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

Example 4: The flow rate Q of corn syrup through the horizontal pipe shown in
the figure is to be monitored by measuring the pressure difference between
sections (1) and (2). The variations of the syrups viscosity and density with
temperature are given in the following table
a) Determine the wall shear stress and
the pressure drop p=p1-p2 for Q=14 lt/s
for T=40C.
b) For the condition of part (a), determine
the net pressure force and the net shear
force on the fluid within the pipe between
the section (1) and (2).

T (C)

(kg/m3)

(N.s/m2)

15

1067

1.9152

25

1062

0.9097

40

1057

0.1819

50

1051

0.0211

60

1046

0.0044

70

1041

0.0011

2m

10 cm
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

## u(t): instantaneous velocity in the x-direction

u(t): fluctuating part of u(t)

## The time-averaged, , and fluctuating, , description of a parameter for tubular flow.

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

## Turbulent Shear Stress

We can write the velocity vector as

u = u + u'

## Fluctuation (time average of fluctuations is zero)

Average velocity:
Fluctuations are equally
distributed on either side of
the average. However, the
square of fluctuation is
always greater than zero.

1
(u ' ) =
T
2

1
u=
T

t o +T

u ( x, y, z, t )dt

to

t o +T

2
(
u

u
)
dt > 0

to

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes
Turbulent Shear Stress
The structure and characteristics of turbulence may vary
from one flow situation to another. A measure of turbulence
is called turbulence intensity

(u ' ) 2 T
=
u

u
u
dt
(

)
t

t o +T

## As this parameter increases, the fluctuations of the velocity

increases. Well designed wind tunnels have typical values of
0.01 or smaller.
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

## The random velocity components result in momentum transfer in

turbulent flow resulting in an additional term in the shear stress
expression:

du
=
u ' v' = lam + turb
dy
If the flow is laminar, then fluctuations vanish and we recover the
viscosity expression for Newtonian fluids. The second term is called the
turbulent shear stress and it is always positive. Hence the shear stress in
turbulent flow is always greater than shear stress in laminar flow.
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

## Turbulent Shear Stress

lam is
dominant

turb is
dominant

Structure of turbulent flow in a pipe. (a) Shear stress. (b) Average velocity.
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

## Typically turbulent shear stress is 100 to 1000 times

greater than the shear stress in the laminar region, while
the converse is true in the viscous sublayer.
Note that an accurate model of turbulent flow requires the
knowledge of Reynolds stresses which require the
knowledge of velocity fluctuations which can not be solved
for most turbulent flow problems.

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

## Fully developed turbulent flow in a pipe can be broken into

three regions which are characterized by their distances
from the wall:

## Viscous sublayer: The viscous shear stress is dominant

compared with the turbulent (or Reynolds) stress and the
random (eddying) nature of flow is absent. In this layer fluid
viscosity is important parameter.
Overlap region: Transition region
Outer turbulent layer: The Reynolds stress is dominant, and
there is considerable mixing and randomness of the flow. In
this layer density is important parameter.
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

## In the viscous sublayer:

u
yu
=
*
u

where

y = Rr

w
u =

friction velocity

## u = the time av. x component of the velocity

y = s: thickness of the viscous sublayer
R
y
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s =

## Law of the wall, valid

very near the smooth wall
for 0 yu / 5

u*
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

yu
u
+ 5.0
= 2.5 ln
*
u

where

y = Rr

R
y

w

u =

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friction velocity

## Law of the wall, valid

very near the smooth wall
for 0 yu / 5
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

## In the turbulent region:

R
Vc u
= 2.5 ln
*
u
y
or
1/ n

u r
= 1
Vc R
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Figure 8.17
Exponent, n, for power-law velocity profiles.

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

## Turbulent Velocity Profile

Typical laminar flow
and turbulent flow
velocity profiles.

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes
Example 5: Water at 20C (=998 kg/m3 and =1.004 x 10-6 m3/s) flows
through a horizontal pipe of 0.1 m diameter with a flowrate of Q=4x10-2 m3/s
and a pressure gradient of 2.59 kPa/m.
a) Determine the approximate thickness of the viscous sublayer.
b) Determine the approximate centerline velocity, Vc.
c) Determine the ratio of the turbulent to laminar shear stress, turb/ lam at a
point midway between the centerline and the pipe wall (r=0.025 m).

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

## Most turbulent pipe flow analyses are based on

experimental data and semi-empirical formulas which are
expressed in dimensionless forms.
We need to determine the head loss. For convenience,
we will consider two types of energy losses; minor (local)
and major (friction) losses

hL = hLmajor + hLminor
Note that major and minor losses do not necessarily reflect the magnitude
of the energy losses

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes
Consider the pipe flow again. Pressure drop is
a function of a number of physical and
geometrical parameters:

p = F (V , D, l , , , )

## This time we included a parameter which is

a measure of the roughness of the pipe
wall (unit is length)

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes
There are seven parameters and three
reference dimensions.

p
~ VD l
= (
, , )
2
1 / 2 V
D D
Reynolds number
Dynamic pressure

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes
Lets assume that pressure drop is proportional to the length of the pipe:

l
= (Re, )
2
1 / 2 V
D
D
Recall that

f =

pD
is
the
friction
factor.
Then
we
have
f
=

(Re,
)
2
D
lV / 2

p1

1V 21
2g

+ z1 =

p2

2V 2 2
2g

+ z 2 + hL
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes
For constant diameter, horizontal pipe with fully
developed flow (alphas are equal)

hLmajor

l V2
= f
D 2g

## For nonhorizontal pipes

p1 p2 = ( z1 z 2 ) + hLmajor
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l V2
= ( z1 z 2 ) + f
D 2g
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed

Conduits
2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes
The Moody Chart.

f=64/Re

/ D
1
2.51
= 2 log
+
3.7 Re f
f

Re

## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

2.2.3 Turbulent Flow in Pipes
Smooth Pipe and Hydraulically Smooth Flow

2.51
1
= 2 log
Re f
f

/ D
1
2.51

= 2 log
+

f
3.7 Re f

## Rough Pipe Hydraulically Rough Flow

1
/ D
= 2 log

f
3. 7
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed

Conduits
2.2.4 Moody Diagram

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed

Conduits
2.2.4 Moody Diagram

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## Fully Developed Flow in

Closed Conduits
2.2.4 Moody Diagram
Loss coefficient for a sudden expansion.

Conservation of mass

A1V1 = A3V3
Conservation of momentum

p1 A3 p3 A3 = A3V3 (V3 V1 )
Note that:
Conservation of energy

V 21 p3 V 2 3
+
=
+
+ hL
2g
2g

p1

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K L = hL /(V1 / 2 g )

A1 2
K L = (1 )
A2
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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

Example 6:
A soft drink with the properties of 10C water is
sucked through a 4 mm diameter, 0.25 m long
straw at a rate of 4 cm3/s. Is the flow at the outlet
of the straw laminar? Is it fully developed?

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

Example 7:
0.5 m

D=10 mm

Entrance K=0.5
Given Q=3.6 lt/min

L=2 m

## a) Determine the state of the flow and velocity in the pipe.

b) Draw E.G.L. and H.G.L. and determine the kinematics viscosity.

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

Exercise 1:
Water at 20C flows in a 15 cm diameter pipe with a
flowrate of 60 lt/s.
a) Determine the centerline velocity. (Ans: 4.06 m/s)
b) What is the approximate velocity at a distance 5 cm
away from the wall? (Ans: 3.86 m/s)

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

Exercise 2:
For a smooth pipe of diameter 75 mm, the head
loss for a distance of 150 m is 21 m. When the
flowrate is 8.5 lt/s. Is the flow laminar or
turbulent? (Ans: laminar)

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## Fully Developed Flow in Closed Conduits

Exercise 3:
The pressure heads measured in a 2 cm diameter circular pipe are
p1/ = 22 m and p2/ = 21.5 m. The distance between two measuring
points is 1500 m. Taking =9810 N/m3, = 1000 kg/m3, =1x10-6 m2/s
determine:
a) State of the flow
b) The equation of velocity and shear stress profiles
c) Maximum velocity
d) Velocity and shear stress at r=5 mm and y=4 mm.
e) Discharge
ANS: (a) laminar, (b) u=0.0816-816r2, =1.635r, (c)=0.0816 m/s,
(d) u(r=5mm)=0.0612 m/s, (r=5mm)=0.008175 N/m2
u(y=4mm)=0.0522 m/s, (y=4mm)=0.00981 N/m2,
(e) 1.282 x 10-5 m3/s
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