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Fluid velocity head

  1. Jul 13, 2007 #1

    Does anyone know where does the velocity head (the v2/2g term in the Bernoulli eqn.) fits in when designing a piping system? i.e, what useful practical information can one have by calculating the velocity head?

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  3. Jul 13, 2007 #2


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    The velocity head is used for determination of losses due to things like valves and bends, entrances and exits, etc...
  4. Jul 22, 2007 #3
    This was helpfull, thanks Fred
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