## Fluid Mechanic help- Find the acceleration rate of a pipe that decreases in diameter

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A pipe is designed to have its cross sectional area decreasing linearly from 12-inch diameter to 6-inch diameter. What is the acceleration rate at a section 10 inches from the ending section of 12-inch pipe at time = 3 sec? The volume flow rate Q=2t cfs (note: t is in sec). Also given is the length of pipe from the 12-inch diameter to the 6-inch diameter is 30-inches.

2. Relevant equations
Might use ax = du/dt

3. The attempt at a solution
Tried solving Q by letting t=3 and substituting into the Q equation to get 6 cfs, but it hasn't led me any where.

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 I have a similar question in my Fluid Mechanics book. Diameter of duct changes linearly over a length of 3m, being 0.46m at entry and 0.15m at outlet. If flow is steady and volume rate of flow is 0.3m^3/s, determine rate of acceleration of fluid at a point halfway along duct. Determine total rate of acceleration at same point if volume rate of flow increases at 0.37m^3/s^2. How do you calculate this?