HOW TO SIMPLIFY FLUID FLOW CALCULATIONS

The usual method of solving a fluid flow problem, using rational formulas, is by the use of a chart showing the relationship between the Reynolds number R and the Fanning Coefficient or friction coefficient f in the Fanning equation. In most fluid flow problems either the flow rate or the hydraulic gradient is unknown. If the flow rate is known, a two-step solution is made by calculating the Reynolds number, determining the friction factor from the R vs f chart and then calculating the hydraulic gradient by placing the value123 of f in the Fanning formula. This paper gives detailed calculations in application to the fluid flow situations in the petroleum refineries and related industries. Applications for water calculations are presented as an example.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Authors:
    • Austin, P P
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 197-201
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM