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Head Requirements for a Pipe System Using Darcy-Weisbach Equation

Problem 5.6.3
Given (SI units)
Head Difference, Hd 45
Length, L 150
Pipe Diameter, D 0.35
Minor loss coeff, K 3.7
Darcy-Wiesbach, f 0.0185

To be found: Pumping head, Hp, for given discharge, Q


Hp = Hd + (K + f*L/D)(V^2/2g)
V = 4*Q/(PI * D^2)
Q(m^3/s) V (m/s) Hp (m) Q (liters/sec)
0 0.00 45.0 0
0.02 0.21 45.0 20
0.04 0.42 45.1 40
0.06 0.62 45.2 60
0.08 0.83 45.4 80
0.1 1.04 45.6 100
0.12 1.25 45.9 120
0.14 1.46 46.3 140
0.16 1.66 46.6 160
0.18 1.87 47.1 180
0.2 2.08 47.6 200
0.22 2.29 48.1 220
0.24 2.49 48.7 240
0.26 2.70 49.3 260
0.28 2.91 50.0 280
0.3 3.12 50.8 300
0.32 3.33 51.6 320
0.34 3.53 52.4 340
0.36 3.74 53.3 360
0.38 3.95 54.2 380
0.4 4.16 55.2 400
0.42 4.37 56.3 420
0.44 4.57 57.4 440
Pump III, 4350 rpm
Flow (l/s) Head (m) NPSH (m)
0 53.5
20 53.0
40 52.5 1.5
60 51.5 2.5
80 50.0 3.0
100 48.0 4.0
120 45.5 5.5
140 42.0 7.0
160 37.0 9.0

Pump III, 3850 rpm


Flow (l/s) Head (m)
0 42.0
20 42.0
40 41.5
60 40.5
80 39.0
100 36.0
120 33.0
140 29.0
Q (liters/se System Head (m) Flow (l/s) Pump Head (m)
0 45 0 53.5
20 45.02561 20 53.0
40 45.10245 40 52.5
60 45.2305 60 51.5
80 45.40978 80 50.0
100 45.64029 100 48.0
120 45.92201 120 45.5
140 46.25496 140 42.0
160 46.63913 160 37.0

Pump Operating Point

60 Operating Point
Q = 120 l/s
H = 46m
50

40
System Head (m)
Head (m)

30 Pump Head (m)


20

10

0
0 40 80 120 160
Discharge (l/s)
Head (m)
ad (m)