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Homework Help: Water flow

  1. Aug 20, 2006 #1
    Lets say water was rising vertically up a pipe at a lower pressure and lower velocity. Is the pressure drop the same in faster and slower moving fluids or does slower moving fluid lose less pressure from pressure drop.
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  3. Aug 20, 2006 #2


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    The pressure drop in laminar regime is quadratically proportional to the mean velocity of the fluid.
  4. Aug 20, 2006 #3
    I don't understand your wording of the sentence. But to reword my question is to say will a slow flowing fluid rising vertically not see much of a loss in pressure due to gravity.
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