Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Fluid Dynamics final one

  1. Oct 1, 2007 #1
    Water flows steadily from an open tank as in the figure below. The elevation of point 1 is 10.0m, and the elevation of points 2 and 3 is 2.00m. The cross-sectional area at point 2 is 0.0480m^2; at point 3 it is 0.0160m^2. The area of the tank is very large compared with the cross-sectional area of the pipe.

    [​IMG]

    Part A is "Assuming that Bernoulli's equation applies, compute the discharge rate in cubic meters per second."
    Which I've solved using Bernoulli's principle

    so Q_3 = 0.200m^3/s

    Part B is "What is the gauge pressure at point 2?"
    Now this one I'm stuck with, but here's what I've done:

    A_2*v_2 = A_3*v_3
    (0.048)v_2 = (0.2)(0.016)

    v_2 = 0.0666667m/s

    so using Bernoulli's principle..(and cancelling some stuff)

    P_2 + 0.5*rho*v_2^2 = P_3 + 0.5*rho*v_3^2
    which becomes
    P_2 + (0.5)(1000)(0.0666667)^2 = 101300 + (0.5)(1000)(0.2)^2
    thus P_2 = 101317.7778

    And I figured since gauge pressure meant P_G = P - atm
    I subtracted 101317.7778 by 101300
    which got me 17.7778 as my gauge pressure...
    So what am I doing wrong? I don't seem to be getting the right answer here...
     
  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Similar Discussions: Fluid Dynamics final one
Loading...