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# ORIFICE

##  An orifice is an opening with a closed perimeter

through which a fluid flows. The usual purpose of an
orifice is the measurement or control of the flow.

sharp.

##  Orifices used for measuring flow are usually circular,

square, or rectangular in cross section.
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 Because of simplicity of design and construction,
sharp-edged circular orifices are most common for
fluid measurement and have been most thoroughly
investigated by experiment.
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## The energy equation is written for the entire stream,

neglecting unequal distribution of velocity in the cross
section,

Va2
p V 2
p Va 2  p p 
h a  t  b and Vt  2g   h   a  b 
2g w 2g w  2g   w w
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## Since the most commonly encountered condition is

that both surface are exposed to the atmosphere,
then

Va 2 
Vt  2g   h
 2g 
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## If also the cross-sectional area of the reservoir or

channel leading to the orifice is large in
comparison with the area of the orifice, the
velocity of approach becomes negligible, and

Vt  2 gh
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Coefficient Velocity – the actual velocity in the jet is
less than the theoretical velocity because of the
frictional resistance that occurs as the fluid enters and
passes through the orifice. The ratio of the actual
mean velocity V to the velocity Vt which would exist
without friction is called the coefficient of velocity and
is designated as Cv. Thus Cv = V/Vt and

V  CvVt  Cv 2 gh
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Coefficient Contraction – is the ratio of the actual area
of the contracted section of the stream or jet to the
area of the opening through which the fluid flows.
Cc=a/A
a = CcA
If V is the actual mean velocity in the vena contracta, the
discharge through the orifice is

Q = a V = CcA x Cv 2gh
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The section ab where
the contraction
caused by the orifice
ceases is called the
vena contracta
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Coefficient Discharge – It is usual to replace the
product CcCv with a single coefficient C, called the
coefficient of discharge. The equation for the discharge
of a fluid through an orifice thus becomes

Q = CA 2gh
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Head Lost

   A2   V 2
2
 1
HL   2  1 1    
 Cv    A1   2 g

## If the orifice or nozzle takes off

directly from a tank where A1 is
very much greater than A2, then
the velocity of approach is
negligible,

 1 V2
HL   2  1
 Cv  2g
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Example:
Calculate the (a) theoritical velocity and (b) actual discharge
in liters per second through a 100-mm diameter orifice
under a head of 5.5m of water. Assume Cc = 0.61 and Cv =
0.98.
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Example:
Calculate the discharge through the 140-mm diameter orifice
shown. Assume C = 0.62.
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Example:
An open cylindrical tank, 2.4m in diameter and 6m tall has
1m of glycerin (Sg = 1.5), 2.5m of water, and 1.5 of oil (So =
0.82). Determine the discharge through the 125mm
diameter located at the bottom of the tank. Assume C =
0.65.
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Example:
A calibration test of a 12.5-mm-diameter circular sharp-edged
orifice in a vertical side of large tank showed a discharge of
590N of water in 81 seconds at a constant head of 4.7om.
Measurement of the jet showed that it traveled 2.35m
horizontally while dropping 300mm. Compute the three
orifice coefficients.
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Example:
An 80-mm-diameter circular sharp-edged orifice at the side
of a tank discharges water under a head of 6m. If the
coefficient of contraction Cc = 0.65 and the head lost is
200mm, Compute the discharge and the coefficients of
velocity Cv and discharge C.
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Submerged orifice
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Example: (Submerged orifice)
Two chambers (1) and (2) separated by a vertical wall with a circular
orifice through which the liquid from chamber (1) to chamber (2)
passes. Under the following given conditions, find the jet’s: (a)
theoretical velocity, (b) actual velocity, & (c) discharge. h1 = 8m, h2 =
3m, Ø0 = 4cm, Cc=0.65 (sharp-edged); Cv = 0.97.
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Unsteady (Qi<Qo)
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Unsteady (Qi>Qo)
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Unsteady (Qi=0)
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Constant Cross Section

h1

h2
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Submerged orifice

## if As1 and As2 are constant,

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Submerged orifice Example:
Two vertical cylindrical tanks 1 & 2 having diameters 2m and 3m,
respectively, are connected with a 200-mm-diameter tube at its lower
portion, and having C = 0.60. when the tube is closed, the water surface
in tank 1 is 5 m above tank 2. How long will it take after opening the
tube, for the water surface in tank 2 to rise by 1 meter?
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Example:
An elevated water tank consists of an upper cylindrical part (4.88m in
diameter and 6.1m high) and a lower hemispherical part, at the lowest
point of which is an orifice 310mm id diameter (C=0.60). If, at time t=0,
the tank is full of water, when will the water level drop down 6.71 m,
after opening the orifice? And when will it be emptied?
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Example:
An elevated water tank consists of an upper cylindrical part (4.88m in
diameter and 6.1m high) and a lower hemispherical part, at the lowest
point of which is an orifice 310mm id diameter (C=0.60). If, at time t=0,
the tank is full of water, when will the water level drop down 6.71 m,
after opening the orifice? And when will it be emptied?
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Example:
An elevated water tank consists of an upper cylindrical part (4.88m in
diameter and 6.1m high) and a lower hemispherical part, at the lowest
point of which is an orifice 310mm id diameter (C=0.60). If, at time t=0,
the tank is full of water, when will the water level drop down 6.71 m,
after opening the orifice? And when will it be emptied?