Calculating Length and Equivalent Length in a Pipe: ConcepTest and Example Problem

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Example Problem 1

Consider a galvanized iron pipe of 0.075 m diameter with a 90° threaded elbow. What is the equivalent length? How would this change if the elbow is flanged? Assume the flow is wholly turbulent.