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Volumetric flow rate (simple?)

  1. Jul 18, 2011 #1
    Volumetric flow rate (simple???)

    Assuming reservoir level stays constant, and friction losses are negligible compared to gravitational effects, which overflow config achieves a higher volumetric flow rate?

    http://boards.420chan.org/tesla/src/1311021903815.jpg [Broken]

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    Now, I'm arguing with a friend about this. He's saying the long pipe will have the greater flow, using the steady state energy equation. I don't think that analysis will be valid here though...any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2011 #2
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