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Head loss equaling head pressure?

  1. Oct 10, 2015 #1
    If you had a fluid in a pipe, with say, 10m of head pressure, what would happen when the head losses of the pipe equaled the head pressure?
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2015 #2
    Any ideas? Maybe a moderator could move this to a more appropriate forum if necessary?
     
  4. Oct 11, 2015 #3

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    I believe you get a constant flow rate.

    You normally only get a pressure loss in a pipe when there is some flow (As I recall pressure loss is roughly proportional to fluid velocity squared). So a pressure drop of 10m head of water would occur at some velocity of water specific to that pipe.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2015 #4

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