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Velocity At Ends of Tube

  1. Sep 24, 2007 #1
    What determines the velocity of a fluid, in a normal tube?
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2007
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  3. Sep 24, 2007 #2


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    The pressure pushing it along.
    The inertia will depend on the density
    The viscosity
    Any friction with the walls
    At higher flow rates - turbulence.
  4. Sep 24, 2007 #3
    Does maximum velocity occur in the center of flow, decreasing outward to zero velocity at the tube wall? Are velocities of this flow a negatively linear function of radius?
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