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Ive got a little stuck calculating the mass flow rate of a choked flow through a de laval nozzle.

I have been given a formula to use for theoretical max and experimental but they seem to be SO far apart, im sure im missing something.

Given data:

Density of water 1000 kg/m^3

Throat diameter (nozzle) 4.79mm

Exit diameter (nozzle) 5.54mm

Probe diameter 3.30mm

Coefficient of discharge of orifice plate 0.6

orifice diameter 27.03mm

pipe diameter 76.2mm

gamma ratio of specific heats 1.4

gas constant 287 J/(kg K)

Absolute zero 273 degrees c / 0 K

Delta H = 2" = 0.0508m

See useful equations in attached image.

The manometer had water in it, and thus rho g H uses water density and delta H as above.

Please also see my attempt in the attached images for the theoretical and experimental equations.

The problem, they seem to be miles apart, am I using the correct diameters?

What am I getting wrong?

I hope you can help!

Thanks,

Max

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# Homework Help: Mass flow rate through De Laval Nozzle

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