a very dilute orange juice flows along a smooth tube (0.010m in diameter) with a maximum flow rate of 0.1m/s.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

a) State the assumptions needed to solve the problem

b) Calculate the pressure gradient

Equations:

Vmax = (Change in P * R^2)/(4*viscosity*L)

Reynolds number = (density*D*v)/viscosity

I am a bit confused about how to solve this as I havn't done any engineering before. This is what I have come up with so far:

a) Assume laminar flow - Reynolds number = 2100

Assume newtonian fluid

Assume density of dilute orange juice is same as for water.

b) Use Reynolds number to solve for viscosity. Then solve for change in pressure/L using Vmax equation.

Any help would be appreciated!

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