# Friction loss due to exit pipe to reservoir

## Homework Statement

we know that the formula of head loss is k(V^2) /2g , the k = 1 when the water is discharged from pipe to reservoir ...However , how if the water from pipe is released into atmosphere ? is it necessary to include the head loss due to exit ? if so , is the k still =1 ? in the example , the author take k=1 when water is released to atmosphere from pipe , is he correct ?

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I see no reason why k should be anything but 1 here. k not equal to 1 represents losses caused by messy flows at the junction. On egress to a wide reservoir or to atmosphere, there is no reason to suppose any eddy currents.

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I see no reason why k should be anything but 1 here. k not equal to 1 represents losses caused by messy flows at the junction. On egress to a wide reservoir or to atmosphere, there is no reason to suppose any eddy currents.
Is the head loss due to water discahrged from pipe to reservoir same as head loss due to water discharged from pipe to atmosphere? The k is 1????

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Is the head loss due to water discahrged from pipe to reservoir same as head loss due to water discharged from pipe to atmosphere? The k is 1????
I thought I just answered that. What in my answer did you not understand?

I thought I just answered that. What in my answer did you not understand?
I am not native emglish speaker.... Just to be sure, the k is. 1 when water discharged from pipe to atmosphere??

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