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Fluid Mechanics Hydraulics Pipe Flow


Solving for maximum surge pressure head of a fluid in the length of the fluid.
maximum surge pressure head

Inputs:

pressure wave velocity (a)
fluid velocity change (ΔV)
acceleration of gravity (g)


Conversions:

pressure wave velocity (a)
= 0
= 0
foot/second
fluid velocity change (ΔV)
= 0
= 0
foot/second
acceleration of gravity (g)
= 0
= 0
foot/second^2

Solution:

maximum surge pressure head in length of fluid (Hsurge fluid)
= NOT CALCULATED

Other Units:


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References - Books:
National Resources Conservation Service. National Engineering Handbook. 1995. United States Department of Agriculture.

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