Calculating Velocity in Pipe Flow: ConcepTest and Example Problem

Try to answer this ConcepTest and solve the example problem before using this module. Studies show that trying to answer the questions before studying material improves learning and retention. We suggest that you write down the reasons for your answers. By the end of this module, you should be able to answer these on your own. Answers will be given at the end of this module.

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Example Problem 1

What are the major losses for water through 1000 ft of riveted steel (I.D. = 3 in) with a Reynolds number of 2 X 105? Compare it to glycerol through 50 ft of cast iron (I.D. = 4 in) with a Reynolds number of 1000.

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