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Jun7-11, 05:43 AM
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Except in the case of very fast flow or very small tubes, the friction losses would be very small. Regardless, if we approach this from the eyes of a mechanical engineer, we could easily introduce a head loss term to fairly accurately account for the effect of viscous losses. You could theoretically do the same for the loss associated with the T-joint.

The important thing is that neither of those additional loss terms will depend on the number of reservoirs or amount of fluid in each reservoir.