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- Learn how to determine the friction factor
- Estimate the energy loss of water flowing at various flow rates through PVC pipe.
- Estimate the energy loss of water flowing through an elbow.
- Estimate the energy loss of water flowing through a valve.
In this experiment students determine the major losses due ot friction in pipes and the minor losses due to elbows and valves. The loss over a long distance is measured between pressure taps #1 and #5 (shown in the picture above). The water velocity is measured using the Venturi tube attached to the General Flow Sensor.