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Dynamic pressure

  1. Jun 16, 2006 #1
    A house has x meters of vertical piping with water flowing through. I'm just wondering if it is correct that one for every vertical meter of pipe loses 9,81 kPa of dynamic pressure?
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  3. Jun 17, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    Correct. Dynamic or static pressure.

    [tex]P = F/A = mg/A = \rho V g/A = \rho Ahg/A = \rho hg[/tex]

    where h is the height and g is the acceleration due to gravity.

    Since for water [itex]\rho = 1 \text{g/cm}^3 = 1000 \text{kg/m}^3[/itex], the pressure contributed by one metre high of water is 9.81*1000 Pa = 9.81KPa.

    Last edited: Jun 17, 2006
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