What is Bernoulli's: Definition and 322 Discussions
In fluid dynamics, Bernoulli's principle states that an increase in the speed of a fluid occurs simultaneously with a decrease in static pressure or a decrease in the fluid's potential energy. The principle is named after Daniel Bernoulli who published it in his book Hydrodynamica in 1738. Although Bernoulli deduced that pressure decreases when the flow speed increases, it was Leonhard Euler who derived Bernoulli's equation in its usual form in 1752. The principle is only applicable for isentropic flows: when the effects of irreversible processes (like turbulence) and non-adiabatic processes (e.g. heat radiation) are small and can be neglected.
Bernoulli's principle can be applied to various types of fluid flow, resulting in various forms of Bernoulli's equation. The simple form of Bernoulli's equation is valid for incompressible flows (e.g. most liquid flows and gases moving at low Mach number). More advanced forms may be applied to compressible flows at higher Mach numbers (see the derivations of the Bernoulli equation).
Bernoulli's principle can be derived from the principle of conservation of energy. This states that, in a steady flow, the sum of all forms of energy in a fluid along a streamline is the same at all points on that streamline. This requires that the sum of kinetic energy, potential energy and internal energy remains constant. Thus an increase in the speed of the fluid – implying an increase in its kinetic energy (dynamic pressure) – occurs with a simultaneous decrease in (the sum of) its potential energy (including the static pressure) and internal energy. If the fluid is flowing out of a reservoir, the sum of all forms of energy is the same on all streamlines because in a reservoir the energy per unit volume (the sum of pressure and gravitational potential ρ g h) is the same everywhere.Bernoulli's principle can also be derived directly from Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion. If a small volume of fluid is flowing horizontally from a region of high pressure to a region of low pressure, then there is more pressure behind than in front. This gives a net force on the volume, accelerating it along the streamline.Fluid particles are subject only to pressure and their own weight. If a fluid is flowing horizontally and along a section of a streamline, where the speed increases it can only be because the fluid on that section has moved from a region of higher pressure to a region of lower pressure; and if its speed decreases, it can only be because it has moved from a region of lower pressure to a region of higher pressure. Consequently, within a fluid flowing horizontally, the highest speed occurs where the pressure is lowest, and the lowest speed occurs where the pressure is highest.
Can you please explain why is there work done by F2(on photo of textbook explanation of Bernoully equation (photo below)).
I can understand that W2 is caused by F2 which is gravitational force(screenshot photo from YT).
But for the explanation in textbook pipe is straight, no height...
Hello, I am currently studiying Bernoulli's equation and I have trubble understanding something , say we have a horizontal hose (no change in altitude of pressure ) Bernoulli's equation state that an ideal fluid can flow thought the hose with the same velocity , does an ideal fluid need a...
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I notice one little thing is confusing me in the derivation of Bernoulli's equation in the article, they write:$$dW = dK + dU$$where dW is the work done to the fluid, dK is the change in kinetic energy of the fluid, and dU is the change in...
We know that the definition of the pressure coefficient is $$C_p=\frac{p-p_\infty}{q_\infty}$$, where ##p## is the pressure at a point, ##p_\infty## is the ambient pressure (free-stream), and ##q_\infty## is the free-stream dynamic pressure.
We also know that the Bernoulli's equation is...
There is a standard proof of this kind in which two points are taken - one at the top of the water and one just outside the spout or opening. I guess my question kind of assumes that you've seen something like this.
A key step of the proof is to say that the difference of pressures, perhaps...
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Elemental fixed streamtube control volume from Professor White’s textbook “Fuid Mechanics”:
I was unable to develop the intermediate steps for the following approximations:
(continuity equation according to the book )
Where
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I have been trying to get my head around Bernoulli's equation when factoring in energy loss due to friction.
I am trying to understand the concepts and i was hoping someone could remove some doubt from my mind by confirming the following:-
1) Would the following statement be...
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So I'm playing around with some water rockets and I'm trying to figure out how fast the exhaust velocity of the water is. I've had an experimental approach using high fps camera to record and analyse (using tracker) the exhaust velocity. I'm using a 0,5 l soda bottle with 0,085 L ; 0,135 ; L...
P1 + ρgh1 + 0.5ρv21 = P2 + ρgh2 + 0.5ρv22
In the derivation of this equation from the theorem of Work-Kinetic Energy, pressures ( P1 and P2) represent are derived from F = PA, forces affected by other portions of fluid upon the fluid in the middle (which is our concern) at 2 different points. So...
So the Bernoulli's Equation..
My question : Are the terms on the left hand side equal to the total mechanical energy? So can I rewrite this equation as ?
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My understanding is that pumps (whatever type) add energy to the fluid and cause the fluid to move. The fluid can be either brought to a higher elevation or not.
I am unclear on how pumps "provide a larger pressure". Do they? If so, in what sense? Are pumps simply speeding up, i.e...
In this scenario I'm assuming that there is a shared velocity of water within the pipes, as well as a shared pressure and that water is non-compressible. If I understand correctly when someone says that pressure at a point is P at some point, it is the same as saying that if I put a small cube...
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I have attached an image of a page out of the book I am using for context. The blue arrow in Figure 12-3 describes the motion of the particle. I figured the net force would need to be in the same direction, but apparently the net force opposes the motion. So, in Figure 12-3 the pressure...
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I just want to make sure I am on the right track: the three terms in Bernoulli's equation add to the same exact constant for any two points along the same streamline if the fluid is:
stationary
incompressible
inviscid
However, if the fluid is also irrotational, the the three terms add...
so far I have found the velocity 1 and 2 by dividing the volume flow rate over the area which I got from pi x dia squared/4 my v1 = 1.01859m/s and v2= 2.82942m/s i have then figured out a pressure for the 15mm pipe which i got an answer of 2.71 bar however i am stuck on the rest of the question...
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Prove bernullis inequality: If h>-1 then (1+h)^n ≥ 1+ nhHomework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
How can I prove something that is false for h =1 n<1 ?
That's confusing. If the velocity at the exit is increased, that simply means kinetic energy is increased. But as the pressure is decreased and suppose the process is adiabatic (in case of compressible fluid), that means the temperature too is decreased. That simply means the enthalpy of the...
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A mechanical servo-mechanism comprising of a movable piston-cylinder within a vertical cylinder operates based on a venturi contraction in a horizontal 350mm diameter pipe that delivers a fluid of relative density 0.95. The upper end of the 100mm diameter vertical cylinder is...
Bernoulli's principle states that under dynamic conditions total energy inside the fluid container remains constant. and if area is decreases then pressure decrease . and
Pascal states that pressure = force/area . here if area decreases then pressure increase .
I'm getting confusing...
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In Bernoulli's theorem, I understand Potential energy (because of height) and Kinetic energy (because of velocity), but I don't understand pressure [energy]; Is it something like the vibration of molecules and bumping them into each other (in simple words).
Any help or simulation...
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I was solving a problem regarding pressure at different elevations. The question regarded water flowing through a pipe which travels up 5 meters.
I used Pascal's Law (p = p(initial) + rho*g*h : rho is density of fluid, g is gravity and h is the height) and came up with an answer...
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A large water tank, open at the top, has a small hole in the bottom. When the water level is
## 30## ##m## above the bottom of the tank, the speed of the water leaking from the hole:
A. is ##2.5## ##m/s##
B. is ##24## ##m/s##
C. is ##44## ##m/s##
D. cannot be calculated...
My understanding of Bernoulli's Principle is something like this: Pressure is inversely proportional to velocity. Fluid flowing through smaller cross-sectional area has increase velocity & decrease in pressure.
Also P = F/A... so would force also decrease for fluid going through small area...
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Bernoulli's equations expresses the conservation of mechanical energy for a particular fluid parcel moving inside a time-independent flow. The parcel is restricted to move and remain along a particular streamlines. The sum of the trinomial is equal to a constant on every...
Can I use Bernoulli's equation to calculate certain measures of a fountain, or does it only apply to fluids in pipes?
Also if so, how could I calculate the pressure inside a tube used in a fountain?
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At a certain point in a pipeline, the velocity is 1 m/s and the gauge pressure is 3 x 105 N/m2. Find the gauge pressure at a second point in the line 20 m lower than the first if the cross-section at the second point is one half that at the first. The liquid in the pipe is...
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There is a basic problem I am having with fluid dynamics that has been really confusing me.
I have been told that as a result of conservation of energy and Pascal's principle, for an incompressible fluid Pin=Pout, or pressure is constant.
However, pressure is not necessarily constant in...
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A horizontal length of pipe starts out with an inner diameter (not radius!) of 2.60 cm, but then has a tapered middle part which narrows to a diameter of 1.60 cm. When water flows through the pipe at a certain rate, the gauge pressure is 34 kPa in the first (wider) section...
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I'm a little confused about the theory behind this problem related to fluids/Bernoulli's equation:
"An airplane wing is designed so that the speed of the air across the top of the wing is 251 m/s when the speed of the air below the wing is 225 m/s. The density of the air is 1.29 kg/m3...
I have some trouble with the derivation of Bernoulli's principle. The Wikipedia gives two derivations, for an incompressible fluid, and I have trouble with both of them:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernoulli%27s_principle#Derivations_of_the_Bernoulli_equation
In the first derivation, using...
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I am trying to test, using Bernoulli's Principle, when firehoses are most effective.
I know this is extremely broad, but does anyone have any ideas for independent variables? I am thinking about the the width of the end piece of the nozzle...
Any help/guidance would be...
Hi, I have this problem:
I have a vertical tube 1 meter D, in the bottom end there is a nozzle with 0,5 m D. The tube is full of water. the tube length is 10 meters and the nozzle length is 2 meters. I need to calculate the power of this by this equation:
W = Q * g * h * p
where W is watt, Q...
So the Bernoulli's EQ comes from conservation of energy. From the figure, I see that if Force 1 is greater than Force 2, the water will move to the right.
The distance Force 1 travels gives work of F1d1, and the distance Force 2 is pushed back gives work F2d2, and net work on the system is F1d1...
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Calculate head required for the pump and then its power requirement assuming 70% efficiency.
The lower storage vessel is vented to atmosphere (assume 1 bar pressure) .
I have the following given information:
Pipe Area = 0.00636m^3.
Flow(Q)= 0.01m^3/s
Average Velocity =...
When deriving Bernoulli's equation from Navier Stokes, how do we know it is only valid along a streamline? At the very end of my derivation, assuming Newtonian, incompressible, inviscid, irrotational flow I have ##\nabla(\partial_t \phi + |\vec{u}|^2/2+p/\rho + g z) = \vec{0} \implies \partial_t...
I don't know if anyone remembers me. I'm not a physicist but I tend to do pretty well at understanding some of the basic principles of classical physics, and that's recently created food for thought on my part.There's a message board I've found that is devoted primarily to debunking popular...
I have trouble understanding why we classify an inviscid adiabatic incompressible flow along a streamline as isentropic
I understand this from a Thermodynamic definition/explanation
$$dS = dQ/T$$
Adiabatic Invsicid
$$dQ =0= dS$$
So no heat added or lost no change in entropy I'm fine with that...
First off, I'm a pathology resident, so it's been a long time since I've done real physics. But I really like physics and I try, whenever possible, to at least develop a basic understanding of the physics underlying physiology. With that as prelude, this question was inspired by blood flow but I...
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So, I've got this problem, attached.
I've used Bernoulli's to produce P1 + (1/2)p(u1)^2 +P2 + (1/2)p(u2)^2 = P3+ (1/2)p(u3)^2 +P4 + (1/2)p(u4)^2 +P5 + (1/2)p(u5)^2,
Plugging in the values you get 82500 + P2 + 500(u2)^2 = P3 +...
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I am looking at the following system:
It shows a pore/tube (B) which is attached to a reservoir A. The fluid in reservoir A has a non-zero velocity in the horizontal direction, but I assume that the tube B is so long that the velocity there is unaffected and still zero...
When using Bernoulli's equation to describe fluid that is coming out from a spigot, why is it that P1 = P2 are the same? This cancellation will eventually lead to the Torricelli's equation.