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Determining length of a pipe

  1. Dec 5, 2008 #1
    I have a mass flow rate, an area for the pipe and thus the diameter. I need to know the length of the pipe, but I end up with one equation and 2 unknowns. Is it possible to use the mass flow rate to somehow find the volume, which, in turn I can use to calculate the length? Or, any other suggestions are welcomed.

    Thank you!
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  3. Dec 5, 2008 #2


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    Is this a homework question or a real-world question? In either case, you don't have enough information to answer it. Pipe length is rarely something to be calculated.
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