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Speeds in a pipe that splits

  1. May 15, 2007 #1
    I have a supply pipe that splits into two using a T-branch. If the flow through the supply is x, will the flow through the two splits then have half the speed of the supply?
     
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  3. May 15, 2007 #2

    chroot

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    The flow into the T-branch is x volume per unit time. If the resistance is the same in each branch, then the flow through each branch is (x/2) volume per unit time. That's the same as x volume / 2 units of time.

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  4. May 15, 2007 #3
    Great, thx chroot!
     
  5. May 15, 2007 #4

    russ_watters

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    ...and if the areas are the same, the velocity will be half.
     
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