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Homework Help: Calculating flow through parallel pipes

  1. Jul 28, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I am trying to calculate the flow through two parallel pipes. From an 8in line, a 1in line T's off and then joins back together downstream.

    How do I go about solving a problem like this? The delta P should be equal for both streams so the flow should be determined by the resistance in the pipe, correct? I am having trouble calculating the resistance in the pipe...

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 28, 2010 #2
    Flow (Q) is the velocity times the area.

    Since you have the diameter of the pipe you can find the cross-sectional area then all you need is the velocity.

    With what you've given so far I don't see a way to calculate the velocity. Are you leaving something out.?
     
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