What's the pressure acting on this fluid?by Marmoteer Tags: acting, fluid, fluid dynamics, fluids mechanics, pressure 

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Nov213, 10:32 PM

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I understand that as an incompressible fluid flows through a pipe with decreasing cross sectional area the velocity increases. This must happen for the mass/volume continuity equations to be true. Since the velocity is increasing though there has to be a net pressure on the fluid right? My question is  what's the best way to think about this pressure? Is it like pressure "buildup" because the flow is restricted? Or is there a better way to interpret it?



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