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# Unit 1

## CIVE1400: An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Dr P A Sleigh
P.A.Sleigh@leeds.ac.uk
Dr CJ Noakes
C.J.Noakes@leeds.ac.uk
January 2008
Module web site:
www.efm.leeds.ac.uk/CIVE/FluidsLevel1
Unit 1: Fluid Mechanics Basics
Flow
Pressure
Properties of Fluids
Fluids vs. Solids
Viscosity

3 lectures

Unit 2: Statics
Hydrostatic pressure
Manometry/Pressure measurement
Hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces

3 lectures

Unit 3: Dynamics
The continuity equation.
The Bernoulli Equation.
Application of Bernoulli equation.
The momentum equation.
Application of momentum equation.

7 lectures

## Unit 4: Effect of the boundary on flow

Laminar and turbulent flow
Boundary layer theory
An Intro to Dimensional analysis
Similarity

4 lectures

Lecture 1

Unit 1

## An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds.
CIVE1400 FLUID MECHANICS
Dr Andrew Sleigh
January 2008

## Contents of the Course

Objectives:
The course will introduce fluid mechanics and establish its relevance in civil engineering.
Develop the fundamental principles underlying the subject.
Demonstrate how these are used for the design of simple hydraulic components.
Civil Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Why are we studying fluid mechanics on a Civil Engineering course? The provision of adequate
water services such as the supply of potable water, drainage, sewerage is essential for the
development of industrial society. It is these services which civil engineers provide.
Fluid mechanics is involved in nearly all areas of Civil Engineering either directly or indirectly.
Some examples of direct involvement are those where we are concerned with manipulating the
fluid:
Sea and river (flood) defences;
Water distribution / sewerage (sanitation) networks;
Hydraulic design of water/sewage treatment works;
Dams;
Irrigation;
Pumps and Turbines;
Water retaining structures.
And some examples where the primary object is construction - yet analysis of the fluid
mechanics is essential:
Flow of air in buildings;
Flow of air around buildings;
Bridge piers in rivers;
Ground-water flow much larger scale in time and space.
Notice how nearly all of these involve water. The following course, although introducing general
fluid flow ideas and principles, the course will demonstrate many of these principles through
examples where the fluid is water.

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Unit 1
Module Consists of:
Lectures:
20 Classes presenting the concepts, theory and application.
Worked examples will also be given to demonstrate how the theory is applied. You will be
asked to do some calculations - so bring a calculator.
Assessment:
1 Exam of 2 hours, worth 80% of the module credits.
This consists of 6 questions of which you choose 4.
2 Multiple choice question (MCQ) papers, worth 10% of the module credits (5% each).
These will be for 30mins and set after the lectures. The timetable for these MCQs and
lectures is shown in the table at the end of this section.
1 Marked problem sheet, worth 10% of the module credits.
Laboratories: 2 x 3 hours
These two laboratory sessions examine how well the theoretical analysis of fluid dynamics
describes what we observe in practice.
During the laboratory you will take measurements and draw various graphs according to the
details on the laboratory sheets. These graphs can be compared with those obtained from
theoretical analysis.
You will be expected to draw conclusions as to the validity of the theory based on the
results you have obtained and the experimental procedure.
After you have completed the two laboratories you should have obtained a greater
understanding as to how the theory relates to practice, what parameters are important in
analysis of fluid and where theoretical predictions and experimental measurements may
differ.
The two laboratories sessions are:
1. Impact of jets on various shaped surfaces - a jet of water is fired at a target
and is deflected in various directions. This is an example of the application of
the momentum equation.
2. The rectangular weir - the weir is used as a flow measuring device. Its
accuracy is investigated. This is an example of how the Bernoulli (energy)
equation is applied to analyses fluid flow.
[As you know, these laboratory sessions are compulsory course-work. You must
attend them. Should you fail to attend either one you will be asked to complete
some extra work. This will involve a detailed report and further questions. The
simplest strategy is to do the lab.]
Homework:
Example sheets: These will be given for each section of the course. Doing these will greatly
improve your exam mark. They are course work but do not have credits toward the module.
Lecture notes: Theses should be studied but explain only the basic outline of the necessary
concepts and ideas.
Books: It is very important do some extra reading in this subject. To do the examples you
will definitely need a textbook. Any one of those identified below is adequate and will also
be useful for the fluids (and other) modules in higher years - and in work.
Example classes:
There will be example classes each week. You may bring any problems/questions you have
about the course and example sheets to these classes.

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Unit 1
Schedule:
Lecture

Month

Date

Week

January

15

16

Extra

22

23

29

30

12

13

10

19

February

Day
Tue
s

Time

Unit

3.00 pm

Wed
Tue
s

9.00 am

Wed
Tue
s

9.00 am

Wed
Tue
s

9.00 am

Plane surfaces

3.00 pm

Curved surfaces

Wed
Tue
s

9.00 am

3.00 pm

Wed
Tue
s

9.00 am

Bernoulli

3.00 pm

Flow measurement

MCQ
20

26

27

13

14

11

15

12

8
Vacatio
n

15

17

16

18

22

10

19

23

10

20

29

11

surveyin
g

13
12

March

16

April

30

11

Viscosity, Flow
double lecture

## Presentation of Case Studies

Flow calculations
Unit 2: Fluid Statics

Pressure

General

MCQ

Wed
Tue
s

9.00 am

Weir

3.00 pm

Momentum

Wed
Tue
s

9.00 am

Wed
Tue
s

9.00 am
3.00 pm

Wed

9.00 am

Calculation

3.00 pm

Boundary Layer

Tue
s

## Design study 02 - Gaunless + Millwood

3.00 pm

Applications
Design study 02 - Gaunless + Millwood
Applications

Wed
Tue
s

9.00 am

Friction

3.00 pm

Dim. Analysis

Wed
Tue
s

9.00 am

## problem sheet handed in

3.00 pm

Revision

4.00 pm

MCQ

MCQ
21

3.00 pm

4.00 pm

11
12

3.00 pm

Pressure, density

Wed

Dim. Analysis

9.00 am

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Books:
Any of the books listed below are more than adequate for this module. (You will probably not
need any more fluid mechanics books on the rest of the Civil Engineering course)
Mechanics of Fluids, Massey B S., Van Nostrand Reinhold.
Fluid Mechanics, Douglas J F, Gasiorek J M, and Swaffield J A, Longman.
Civil Engineering Hydraulics, Featherstone R E and Nalluri C, Blackwell Science.
Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chadwick A, and Morfett J., E & FN Spon Chapman & Hall.

## Online Lecture Notes:

http://www.efm.leeds.ac.uk/cive/FluidsLevel1
There is a lot of extra teaching material on this site: Example sheets, Solutions, Exams,
Detailed lecture notes, Online video lectures, MCQ tests, Images etc. This site DOES NOT
REPLACE LECTURES or BOOKS.

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Take care with the System of Units
As any quantity can be expressed in whatever way you like it is sometimes easy to become
confused as to what exactly or how much is being referred to. This is particularly true in the field
of fluid mechanics. Over the years many different ways have been used to express the various
quantities involved. Even today different countries use different terminology as well as different
units for the same thing - they even use the same name for different things e.g. an American
pint is 4/5 of a British pint!
To avoid any confusion on this course we will always use the SI (metric) system - which you will
already be familiar with. It is essential that all quantities are expressed in the same system or
the wrong solutions will results.
Despite this warning you will still find that this is the most common mistake when you attempt
example questions.
The SI System of units
The SI system consists of six primary units, from which all quantities may be described. For
convenience secondary units are used in general practice which are made from combinations
of these primary units.
Primary Units
The six primary units of the SI system are shown in the table below:
Quantity

SI Unit

Dimension

Length
Mass
Time
Temperature
Current
Luminosity

metre, m
kilogram, kg
second, s
Kelvin, K
ampere, A
candela

L
M
T

I
Cd

In fluid mechanics we are generally only interested in the top four units from this table.
Notice how the term 'Dimension' of a unit has been introduced in this table. This is not a
property of the individual units, rather it tells what the unit represents. For example a metre is a
length which has a dimension L but also, an inch, a mile or a kilometre are all lengths so have
dimension of L.
(The above notation uses the MLT system of dimensions, there are other ways of writing
dimensions - we will see more about this in the section of the course on dimensional analysis.)

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Derived Units
There are many derived units all obtained from combination of the above primary units. Those
most used are shown in the table below:
Quantity
Velocity
acceleration
force
energy (or work)

power

pressure ( or stress)

density
specific weight
relative density
viscosity
surface tension

SI Unit
m/s
m/s2
N
kg m/s2
Joule J
N m,
kg m2/s2
Watt W
N m/s
kg m2/s3
Pascal
P,
N/m2,
kg/m/s2
kg/m3
N/m3
kg/m2/s2
a ratio
no units
N s/m2
kg/m s
N/m
kg /s2

ms-1
ms-2

Dimension
LT-1
LT-2

kg ms-2

M LT-2

kg m2s-2

ML2T-2

Nms-1
kg m2s-3

ML2T-3

Nm-2
kg m-1s-2

ML-1T-2

kg m-3

ML-3

kg m-2s-2

ML-2T-2
1
no dimension

N sm-2
kg m-1s-1
Nm-1
kg s-2

M L-1T-1
MT-2

The above units should be used at all times. Values in other units should NOT be used without
first converting them into the appropriate SI unit. If you do not know what a particular unit means
- find out, else your guess will probably be wrong.
More on this subject will be seen later in the section on dimensional analysis and similarity.

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## Properties of Fluids: Density

There are three ways of expressing density:
1. Mass density:

## = mass per unit volume

=

mass of fluid
volume of fluid
(units: kg/m3)

2. Specific Weight:
(also known as specific gravity)

## = weight per unit volume

= g
(units: N/m3 or kg/m2/s2)

3. Relative Density:

## = ratio of mass density to

a standard mass density

subs tan ce
=

H2 O( at 4 c)

## For solids and liquids this standard mass density is

the maximum mass density for water (which occurs
o
at 4 c) at atmospheric pressure.
(units: none, as it is a ratio)
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Pressure
Convenient to work in terms of pressure, p,
which is the force per unit area.

Force
pressure =
Area over which the force is applied
F
p=
A
Units: Newtons per square metre,
N/m2, kg/m s2 (kg m-1s-2).
Also known as a Pascal, Pa, i.e. 1 Pa = 1 N/m2
Also frequently used is the alternative SI unit the bar,
where 1bar = 105 N/m2
Standard atmosphere = 101325 Pa = 101.325 kPa
1 bar = 100 kPa (kilopascals)
1 mbar = 0.001 bar = 0.1 kPa = 100 Pa

Uniform Pressure:
If the pressure is the same at all points on a surface
uniform pressure
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## Pascals Law: pressure acts equally in all

directions.
ps
B

A
px

D
x

py

No shearing forces :
All forces at right angles to the surfaces
Summing forces in the x-direction:
Force in the x-direction due to px,

Fx x = p x Area ABFE = p x x y
Force in the x-direction due to ps,

( sin =

y
= pss z
s
= psy z

s )

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## Force in x-direction due to py,

Fx y = 0
To be at rest (in equilibrium) sum of forces is zero

Fx x + Fx s + Fx y = 0
p xxy + ( psyz ) = 0
p x = ps
Summing forces in the y-direction.
Force due to py,

## Fy = p y Area EFCD = p yxz

y
Component of force due to ps,

s

( cos

= x

x
= pssz
s
= psxz

s )

## Component of force due to px,

Fy x = 0
Force due to gravity,
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## weight = - specific weight volume of element

1
= g xyz
2
To be at rest (in equilibrium)

Fy + Fy + Fy + weight = 0
y
s
x
1

## p yxy + ( psxz ) + g xyz = 0

2
The element is small i.e. x, x, and z, are small,
so x y z, is very small
and considered negligible, hence

p y = ps
We showed above

px = ps
thus

p x = p y = ps
Pressure at any point is the same in all directions.
This is Pascals Law and applies to fluids at rest.

## Change of Pressure in the Vertical Direction

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p2, A
Area A

Fluid density

z2

p1, A

z1

## The forces involved are:

Force due to p1 on A (upward) = p1A
Force due to p2 on A (downward) = p2A
Force due to weight of element (downward)
= mg= density volume g
= g A(z2 - z1)
Taking upward as positive, we have

p1 A p2 A gA( z2 z1 ) = 0
p2 p1 = g( z2 z1 )

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## In a fluid pressure decreases linearly with

increase in height

p2 p1 = g( z2 z1 )

## This is the hydrostatic pressure change.

With liquids we normally measure from the
surface.
Measuring h down from the
free surface so that h = -z
z

h
y
x

giving p 2 p1 = gh
Surface pressure is atmospheric, patmospheric .

p = gh + patmospheric

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## It is convenient to take atmospheric

pressure as the datum
Pressure quoted in this way is known as
gauge pressure i.e.
Gauge pressure is
pgauge = g h

## The lower limit of any pressure is

the pressure in a perfect vacuum.
Pressure measured above
a perfect vacuum (zero)
is known as absolute pressure
Absolute pressure is
pabsolute = g h + patmospheric

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## Pressure density relationship

Boyles Law

pV = constant
Ideal gas law

pV = nRT
where
p is the absolute pressure, N/m2, Pa

## V is the volume of the vessel, m3

n is the amount of substance of gas, moles
R is the ideal gas constant,

## In SI units, R = 8.314472 J mol-1 K-1

(or equivalently m3 Pa K1 mol1).

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## Lecture 2: Fluids vs Solids, Flow

What makes fluid mechanics different
to solid mechanics?
Fluids are clearly different to solids.
But we must be specific.
Need definable basic physical
difference.
Fluids flow under the action of a force,
and the solids dont - but solids do
deform.
fluids lack the ability of solids to
resist deformation.
fluids change shape as long as a
force acts.
Take a rectangular element
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Unit 1

F
C

## Forces acting along edges (faces), such as F,

are know as shearing forces.
A Fluid is a substance which deforms continuously,
or flows, when subjected to shearing forces.

## This has the following implications

for fluids at rest:

## If a fluid is at rest there are NO shearing forces acting

on it, and
any force must be acting perpendicular to the fluid

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Unit 1

Fluids in motion
Consider a fluid flowing near a wall.
- in a pipe for example Fluid next to the wall will have zero velocity.
The fluid sticks to the wall.
Moving away from the wall velocity increases
to a maximum.

## Plotting the velocity across the section gives

velocity profile
Change in velocity with distance is
dy

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Unit 1

## As fluids are usually near surfaces

there is usually a velocity gradient.
Under normal conditions one fluid
particle has a velocity different to its
neighbour.
Particles next to each other with different
velocities exert forces on each other
(due to intermolecular action )
i.e. shear forces exist in a fluid moving
close to a wall.

## No velocity gradient, no shear forces.

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## It would be useful if we could quantify

this shearing force.
This may give us an understanding of
what parameters govern the forces
different fluid exert on flow.
We will examine the force required to
deform an element.
Consider this 3-d rectangular element,
under the action of the force F.

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Unit 1
x
b

F
B

A
y

F
C

F
A

F
C

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Unit 1

A

E x

F
C

## The shearing force acts on the area

A = z x
Shear stress, , is the force per unit area:
F
=
A
The deformation which shear stress causes is
measured by the angle , and is know as
shear strain.
Using these definitions we can amend our
definition of a fluid:
In a fluid increases for as long as is applied the fluid flows
In a solid shear strain, , is constant for a fixed
shear stress .

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Unit 1

## It has been shown experimentally that the

rate of shear strain is directly
proportional to shear stress

time

= Constant

## We can express this in terms of the cuboid.

If a particle at point E moves to point E in
time t then:
for small deformations
shear strain =

x
y

## rate of shear strain =

=

=
(note that

x
= u is the velocity of the particle at E)
t

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Unit 1

So

= Constant

u
y

## u/y is the rate of change of velocity with distance,

du
dy
The constant of proportionality is known as
the dynamic viscosity, .
in differential form this is

giving

du
=
dy
which is know as Newtons law of viscosity

## A fluid which obeys this rule is know as a

Newtonian Fluid
(sometimes also called real fluids)
Newtonian fluids have constant values of

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Non-Newtonian Fluids
Some fluids do not have constant .
They do not obey Newtons Law of viscosity.
They do obey a similar relationship and can
be placed into several clear categories
The general relationship is:

u
= A + B
y

## where A, B and n are constants.

For Newtonian fluids A = 0, B = and n = 1

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## This graph shows how changes for different fluids.

Bingham plastic

Pseudo plastic

plastic

Shear stress,

Newtonian

Dilatant

Ideal, (=0)
Rate of shear, u/y

## Plastic: Shear stress must reach a certain minimum before

flow commences.
Bingham plastic: As with the plastic above a minimum shear
stress must be achieved. With this classification n = 1. An
example is sewage sludge.
Pseudo-plastic: No minimum shear stress necessary and the
viscosity decreases with rate of shear, e.g. colloidal
substances like clay, milk and cement.
Dilatant substances; Viscosity increases with rate of shear
e.g. quicksand.
Thixotropic substances: Viscosity decreases with length of
time shear force is applied e.g. thixotropic jelly paints.
Rheopectic substances: Viscosity increases with length of
time shear force is applied

## Viscoelastic materials: Similar to Newtonian but if there is a

sudden large change in shear they behave like plastic

Viscosity
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Unit 1

du

dy

## Units: N s/m2 or Pa s or kg/m s

The unit Poise is also used where 10 P = 1 Pas
Water = 8.94 104 Pa s
Mercury = 1.526 103 Pa s
Olive oil = .081 Pa s
Pitch = 2.3 108 Pa s
Honey = 2000 10000 Pa s
Ketchup = 50000 100000 Pa s (non-newtonian)

Kinematic Viscosity
= the ratio of dynamic viscosity to mass density

Units m2/s
Water = 1.7 106 m2/s.
Air = 1.5 105 m2/s.

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Unit 1

Flow rate
Mass flow rate

mass
dm
=
m& =
dt time taken to accumulate this mass
A simple example:
An empty bucket weighs 2.0kg. After 7 seconds of
collecting water the bucket weighs 8.0kg, then:

## mass of fluid in bucket

mass flow rate = m
& =
time taken to collect the fluid
8.0 2.0
=
7
= 0.857kg / s

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## Volume flow rate - Discharge.

More commonly we use volume flow rate
Also know as discharge.
The symbol normally used for discharge is Q.

discharge, Q =

volume of fluid
time

A simple example:
If the bucket above fills with 2.0 litres in 25 seconds,
what is the discharge?

2.0 10 3 m3
Q=
25 sec
= 0.0008 m3 / s
= 0.8 l / s

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## Discharge and mean velocity

If we know the discharge and the diameter of a
pipe, we can deduce the mean velocity
um t

x
Pipe

area A
Cylinder of fluid

## Cross sectional area of pipe is A

Mean velocity is um.
In time t, a cylinder of fluid will pass point X with
a volume A um t.
The discharge will thus be

volume A um t
Q=
=
time
t
Q = Aum

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A simple example:
If A = 1.210-3m2
And discharge, Q is 24 l/s,
mean velocity is

Q
um =
A
=

2.4 10 3

12
. 10 3
= 2.0 m / s
Note how we have called this the mean velocity.
This is because the velocity in the pipe is not
constant across the cross section.
x

u
um

umax

## This idea, that mean velocity multiplied by the

area gives the discharge, applies to all situations
- not just pipe flow.
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Continuity
This principle of conservation of mass says matter
cannot be created or destroyed
This is applied in fluids to fixed volumes, known as
control volumes (or surfaces)

Mass flow in
Control
volume

mass says

Mass entering =
per unit time

per unit time
of mass in
control vol
per unit time

## For steady flow there is no increase in the mass within

the control volume, so

Mass entering =

Mass leaving

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## In a real pipe (or any other vessel) we use the

mean velocity and write

## 1 A1um1 = 2 A2 um2 = Constant = m&

For incompressible, fluid 1 = 2 =
(dropping the m subscript)

A1u1 = A2 u2 = Q
This is the continuity equation most often used.

## This equation is a very powerful tool.

It will be used repeatedly throughout the rest of
this course.

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## Lecture 3: Examples from

Unit 1: Fluid Mechanics Basics
Units
1.
A water company wants to check that it will have sufficient water if there is a prolonged drought
in the area. The region it covers is 500 square miles and various different offices have sent in
the following consumption figures. There is sufficient information to calculate the amount of
water available, but unfortunately it is in several different units.
Of the total area 100 000 acres are rural land and the rest urban. The density of the urban
population is 50 per square kilometre. The average toilet cistern is sized 200mm by 15in by
0.3m and on average each person uses this 3 time per day. The density of the rural population
is 5 per square mile. Baths are taken twice a week by each person with the average volume of
water in the bath being 6 gallons. Local industry uses 1000 m3 per week. Other uses are
estimated as 5 gallons per person per day. A US air base in the region has given water use
figures of 50 US gallons per person per day.
The average rain fall in 1in per month (28 days). In the urban area all of this goes to the river
while in the rural area 10% goes to the river 85% is lost (to the aquifer) and the rest goes to the
one reservoir which supplies the region. This reservoir has an average surface area of 500
acres and is at a depth of 10 fathoms. 10% of this volume can be used in a month.
a) What is the total consumption of water per day?
b) If the reservoir was empty and no water could be taken from the river, would there be
enough water if available if rain fall was only 10% of average?

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Fluid Properties
1. The following is a table of measurement for a fluid at constant temperature.
Determine the dynamic viscosity of the fluid.
du/dy (s-1)
0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8
-2
0.0 1.0 1.9 3.1 4.0
(N m )

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2. The density of an oil is 850 kg/m3. Find its relative density and
Kinematic viscosity if the dynamic viscosity is 5 10-3 kg/ms.

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3. The velocity distribution of a viscous liquid (dynamic viscosity = 0.9 Ns/m )
2

## flowing over a fixed plate is given by u = 0.68y - y2 (u is velocity in m/s and y is

the distance from the plate in m).
What are the shear stresses at the plate surface and at y=0.34m?

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4. 5.6m3 of oil weighs 46 800 N. Find its mass density, and relative density, .

5.

## From table of fluid properties the viscosity of water is given as 0.01008

poises. What is this value in Ns/m2 and Pa s units?

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6.

In a fluid the velocity measured at a distance of 75mm from the boundary is 1.125m/s.
The fluid has absolute viscosity 0.048 Pa s and relative density 0.913. What is the
velocity gradient and shear stress at the boundary assuming a linear velocity distribution.

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Continuity

Section 1

Section 2

## A liquid is flowing from left to right.

By continuity

A1u11 = A2 u2 2
As we are considering a liquid (incompressible),

1 = 2 =

Q1 = Q2
A1u1 = A2u2
If the area A1=1010-3 m2 and A2=310-3 m2
And the upstream mean velocity u1=2.1 m/s.
What is the downstream mean velocity?

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## Now try this on a diffuser, a pipe which expands or diverges

as in the figure below,

Section 1

Section 2

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Unit 1

1
3

## 1Q1 = 2Q2 + 3Q3

When incompressible
Q1 = Q2 + Q3

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## If pipe 1 diameter = 50mm, mean velocity 2m/s, pipe 2 diameter

40mm takes 30% of total discharge and pipe 3 diameter 60mm.
What are the values of discharge and mean velocity in each pipe?

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We have the vertical pressure relationship

dp
dz

## It is convenient to take atmospheric

pressure as the datum

 Ug ,

## Pressure quoted in this way is known as

gauge pressure i.e.

integrating gives
p = -Ugz + constant

Gauge pressure is
pgauge = U g h

z

## The lower limit of any pressure is

the pressure in a perfect vacuum.

y
x

## Pressure measured above

a perfect vacuum (zero)
is known as absolute pressure

Ugh  constant

## surface pressure is atmospheric, patmospheric .

Absolute pressure is

patmospheric

pabsolute = U g h + patmospheric

constant
so

## Absolute pressure = Gauge pressure + Atmospheric

Ugh  patmospheric

p
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Ugh

## This vertical height is the head.

If pressure is quoted in head,
the density of the fluid must also be given.
Example:

## What is a pressure of 500 kNm-2 in

head of water of density, U = 1000 kgm-3
Use p = Ugh,

500 u 103
1000 u 9.81

p
Ug

## The Piezometer Tube Manometer

The simplest manometer is an open tube.
This is attached to the top of a container with liquid
at pressure. containing liquid at a pressure.

h1

## In head of Mercury density U = 13.6u103 kgm-3.

3

500 u 10
3

h2

50.95m of water

3.75m of Mercury

13.6 u 10 u 9.81
In head of a fluid with relative density J = 8.7.
The tube is open to the atmosphere,

remember U = J u Uwater)
3

500 u 10
586
. m of fluid J = 8.7
8
7
.
u 1000 u 9.81

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## The pressure measured is relative to

atmospheric so it measures gauge pressure.

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An Example of a Piezometer.
Pressure at A = pressure due to column of liquid h1

pA = U g h 1

## What is the maximum gauge pressure of water that

can be measured by a Piezometer of height 1.5m?
And if the liquid had a relative density of 8.5 what
would the maximum measurable gauge pressure?

pB = U g h 2

## Problems with the Piezometer:

1. Can only be used for liquids
2. Pressure must above atmospheric
3. Liquid height must be convenient
i.e. not be too small or too large.

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Equality Of Pressure At
The Same Level In A Static Fluid
P

Fluid density

Area A

z
pr, A

pl, A

Face L

Face R

weight, mg

## Horizontal cylindrical element

cross sectional area = A

We have shown

pl = pr

mass density = U

## left end pressure = pl

right end pressure = pr

pl

p p  Ugz

pr

pq  Ugz

and

## For equilibrium the sum of the

forces in the x direction is zero.

pl A = pr A

so

p p  Ugz
pp

pl = pr
Pressure in the horizontal direction is constant.

pq  Ugz
pq

## This true for any continuous fluid.

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We know:

## U-Tube enables the pressure of both liquids

and gases to be measured
U is connected as shown and filled with
manometric fluid.

## Pressure in a continuous static fluid

is the same at any horizontal level.
pressure at B = pressure at C

pB = pC
Important points:
1. The manometric fluid density should be
greater than of the fluid measured.
Uman > U

## For the left hand arm

pressure at B = pressure at A + pressure of height of
liquid being measured

pB = pA + Ugh1

## 2. The two fluids should not be able to mix

they must be immiscible.

## For the right hand arm

pressure at C = pressure at D + pressure of height of
manometric liquid

Fluid density
D

h2
A
h1
B

## We are measuring gauge pressure we can subtract

patmospheric giving

pB = pC
Manometric fluid density

man

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## What if the fluid is a gas?

Nothing changes.
The manometer work exactly the same.

## Using a u-tube manometer to measure gauge

pressure of fluid density U = 700 kg/m3, and the
manometric fluid is mercury, with a relative density
of 13.6.
What is the gauge pressure if:
a) h1 = 0.4m and h2 = 0.9m?
b) h1 stayed the same but h2 = -0.1m?

BUT:

## As the manometric fluid is liquid

(usually mercury , oil or water)
And Liquid density is much
greater than gas,
Uman >> U

## Ugh1 can be neglected,

and the gauge pressure given by
pA = Uman gh2

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## Pressure difference measurement

Using a U-Tube Manometer.

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pressure at C = pressure at D
pC = pD

## The U-tube manometer can be connected

at both ends to measure pressure difference between
these two points

pC = pA + U g ha
pD = pB + U g (hb + h) + Uman g h

pA + U g ha = pB + U g (hb + h) + Uman g h
Fluid density

hb
E

h
A

## Again if the fluid is a gas Uman >> U, then the terms

involving U can be neglected,

ha
D

pA - pB = Uman g h
Manometric fluid density man

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## An example using the u-tube for pressure

difference measuring
In the figure below two pipes containing the same
fluid of density U = 990 kg/m3 are connected using a
u-tube manometer.
What is the pressure between the two pipes if the
manometer contains fluid of relative density 13.6?
Fluid density

Fluid density

B
ha = 1.5m

## Advances to the U tube manometer

Solution: Increase cross-sectional area
of one side.
Result:
One level moves
much more than the other.
p2

p1

diameter D

hb = 0.75m

h = 0.5m

diameter d
z2
Datum line

z1

## If the manometer is measuring the pressure

difference of a gas of (p1 - p2) as shown,

we know
p1 - p2 = Uman g h

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## volume of liquid moved from

the left side to the right
= z2 u ( Sd2 / 4)

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## The fall in level of the left side is

Volume moved
Area of left side
z 2 Sd 2 / 4

z1

fluid.

SD 2 / 4
d
z2
D

Result:

2

d
Ug z 2  z 2

p1  p2

d
Ugz 2 1 

D

Result:

p1  p2 Ugz2

## Same height change - but larger

movement along the
manometer arm - easier to read.

Inclined manometer
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p1

p2

diameter d

diameter D

er

e
eR

al

Sc

z2
Datum line

z1

## Example of an inclined manometer.

An inclined manometer is required to measure an air
pressure of 3mm of water to an accuracy of +/- 3%.
The inclined arm is 8mm in diameter and the larger
arm has a diameter of 24mm. The manometric fluid
has density Uman = 740 kg/m3 and the scale may be
What is the angle required to ensure the desired
accuracy may be achieved?

## The pressure difference is still given by the

height change of the manometric fluid.
p1  p2

Ugz2

but,
z2
p1  p2

x sin T

Ugx sin T

## The sensitivity to pressure change can be increased

further by a greater inclination.

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Choice Of Manometer

## Take care when fixing the manometer to vessel

Burrs cause local pressure variations.

## We have seen these features of static fluids

x Slow response - only really useful for very slowly
varying pressures - no use at all for fluctuating
pressures;
x For the U tube manometer two measurements
must be taken simultaneously to get the h value.
x It is often difficult to measure small variations in
pressure.
x It cannot be used for very large pressures unless
several manometers are connected in series;
x For very accurate work the temperature and
relationship between temperature and U must be
known;

## x Hydrostatic vertical pressure distribution

x Pressures at any equal depths in a continuous
fluid are equal
x Pressure at a point acts equally in all
directions (Pascals law).

## xForces from a fluid on a boundary acts at right

angles to that boundary.

## Fluid pressure on a surface

Pressure is force per unit area.
Pressure p acting on a small area GA exerted
force will be

x They are very simple.

F = puGA

## x No calibration is required - the pressure can be

calculated from first principles.

## Since the fluid is at rest the force will act at

right-angles to the surface.
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F =p A1
1 1
F =p A
2 2 2
F =p A
n n n

## The total or resultant force, R, on the

plane is the sum of the forces on the
small elements i.e.
R p1GA1  p 2 GA2  p n GAn pGA
and
This resultant force will act through the
centre of pressure.
For a plane surface all forces acting
can be represented by one single
resultant force,
acting at right-angles to the plane
through the centre of pressure.

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## The pressure, p, will be equal at all points of

the surface.
The resultant force will be given by
R pressure u area of plane
R = pA
Curved submerged surface
Each elemental force is a different
magnitude and in a different direction (but
still normal to the surface.).
It is, in general, not easy to calculate the
resultant force for a curved surface by
combining all elemental forces.
The sum of all the forces on each element
will always be less than the sum of the
individual forces, pGA .

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zGA is known as

## Resultant Force and Centre of Pressure on a

general plane surface in a liquid.
O

O
Fluid
density

## the 1st Moment of Area of the

plane PQ about the free surface.

elemental
area A

Resultant
Force R D
G

area A

x
C

zGA Az

area A

Sc

(centroid)

## Measuring down from the surface, the pressure on

an element GA, depth z,

p = Ugz

## In terms of distance from point O

zGA

So force on element

Ax sin T

(as

Ug zGA

x sin T )

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## This resultant force acts at right angles

through the centre of pressure, C, at a depth D.
How do we find this position?
Take moments of the forces.

UgAz
UgAx sin T
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Sum of moments

Moment of R about O =

## As the plane is in equilibrium:

The moment of R will be equal to the sum of the
moments of the forces on all the elements GA

R u S c = UgAx sin T S c

Ug sin T s 2 GA

## The position of the centre of pressure along the

plane measure from the point O is:

s GA
2

Sc

Ax

## How do we work out

the summation term?

UgzGA
Ug s sin T GA

Ug sin T s 2 GA

Equating

UgAx sin T S c

Force on GA

u sinT

## = 1st moment of area

F = UgzGA

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Ug s sin T GA u s
Ug sin T GAs 2

## This term is known as the

2nd Moment of Area , Io,
of the plane

total moment as

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Io

s 2GA

## It can be easily calculated

for many common shapes.

## How do you calculate the 2nd moment of

area?
2nd moment of area is a geometric property.
It can be found from tables BUT only for moments about
an axis through its centroid = IGG.

## The position of the centre of pressure

along the plane measure from the point O is:

Sc

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and

D S c sin T

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## The 2 moment of area about a line

through the centroid of some common
shapes.

Io

I GG  Ax 2

Shape

## We then get the following

equation for the
position of the centre of pressure

Area A

## 2nd moment of area, I GG ,

an axis through the centroid

bd

bd 3
12

bd
2

bd 3
36

SR 2

SR 4

Rectangle
b

Sc
D

I GG
x
Ax
I

sin T GG  x
Ax

Triangle
h
G

h/3

Circle
(In the examination the parallel axis theorem

R
G

4
Semicircle
G

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SR

R
(4R)/(3)

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An example:
Find the moment required to keep this triangular
gate closed on a tank which holds water.
1.2m

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## Submerged vertical surface Pressure diagrams

For vertical walls of constant width
it is possible to find the resultant force and
centre of pressure graphically using a

D
2.0m

pressure diagram.

1.5m

## We know the relationship between

pressure and depth:
p = Ugz
So we can draw the diagram below:
gz

z
2H
3

R
p
gH

## This is know as a pressure diagram.

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## Pressure increases from zero at the

surface linearly by p = Ugz, to a
maximum at the base of p = UgH.
The area of this triangle represents the
resultant force per unit width on the
vertical wall,

## For a triangle the centroid is at 2/3 its height

i.e. the resultant force acts
2
H.
horizontally through the point z
3
For a vertical plane the
depth to the centre of pressure is given by

Area

1
u AB u BC
2
1
HUgH
2
1
UgH 2
2

2
H
3

R

1
UgH 2
2

( N / m)

## The force acts through the centroid of

the pressure diagram.
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UgAz

oil o

UgAx sinT

Ug H u 1

H
sinT
2

0.8m

1.2m

water

1
UgH 2
2

g0.8

## and the depth to the centre of pressure by:

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## The same technique can be used with combinations

of liquids are held in tanks (e.g. oil floating on water).
For example:

## Check this against

the moment method:

I
sin T o
Ax

g1.2

## Find the position and magnitude of the resultant

force on this vertical wall of a tank which has oil
floating on water as shown.

Io

I GG  Ax 2
1u H3
H
 1 u H

12
2

H3
3

H 3 / 3
D 2
H / 2

2
H
3

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## Submerged Curved Surface

If the surface is curved the resultant force
must be found by combining the elemental
forces using some vectorial method.

## In the diagram below liquid is resting on

top of a curved base.
E

Calculate the

C
B

components.

G
O

FAC

RH

## Combine these to obtain the resultant

force and direction.

Rv

## (Although this can be done for all three

dimensions we will only look at one vertical
plane)

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## So any element of fluid

such as ABC is also in equilibrium.

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## Consider the Horizontal forces

The sum of the horizontal forces is zero.
C
B

## The resultant horizontal force of a fluid

above a curved surface is:
RH = Resultant force on the projection of the
curved surface onto a vertical plane.

RH

FAC

We know
1. The force on a vertical plane must act
horizontally (as it acts normal to the plane).

## No horizontal force on CB as there are

no shear forces in a static fluid

So:

## Horizontal forces act only on the faces

AC and AB as shown.

## RH acts horizontally through the centre of

pressure of the projection of
the curved surface onto an vertical plane.

## FAC, must be equal and opposite to RH.

AC is the projection of the curved surface
AB onto a vertical plane.

## We have seen earlier how to calculate

resultant forces and point of action.
Hence we can calculate the resultant
horizontal force on a curved surface.

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Resultant force

E

## The overall resultant force is found by

combining the vertical and horizontal
components vectorialy,

C
B
G

Resultant force

2
RH
 RV2

Rv

## There are no shear force on the vertical edges,

so the vertical component can only be due to
the weight of the fluid.
So we can say
The resultant vertical force of a fluid above a
curved surface is:
RV = Weight of fluid directly above the curved
surface.
It will act vertically down through the centre of
gravity of the mass of fluid.

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horizontal is
R
T tan 1 V
RH

## The position of O is the point of interaction of

the horizontal line of action of R H and the
vertical line of action of RV .

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## A typical example application of this is the

determination of the forces on dam walls or curved
sluice gates.

## Find the magnitude and direction of the

resultant force of water on a quadrant gate as
shown below.

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## What are the forces if the fluid is below the

curved surface?
This situation may occur or a curved sluice gate.
C

B
G

1.0m

FAC

RH

A
R

Rv

## The force calculation is very similar to

when the fluid is above.

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Horizontal force

Vertical force
C
B
G

FAC

RH

A
A

Rv

## The two horizontal on the element are:

The horizontal reaction force RH
The force on the vertical plane AB.
The resultant horizontal force, RH acts as shown in
the diagram. Thus we can say:

## The resultant horizontal force of a fluid below a

curved surface is:
RH = Resultant force on the projection of the
curved surface onto a vertical plane.

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## What vertical force would

keep this in equilibrium?
If the region above the curve were all
water there would be equilibrium.
Hence: the force exerted by this amount of fluid
must equal he resultant force.

## The resultant vertical force of a fluid below a

curved surface is:
Rv =Weight of the imaginary volume of fluid
vertically above the curved surface.
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## The resultant force and direction of application

are calculated in the same way as for fluids
above the surface:

Resultant force

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## An example of a curved sluice gate which

experiences force from fluid below.
A 1.5m long cylinder lies as shown in the figure,
holding back oil of relative density 0.8. If the cylinder
has a mass of 2250 kg find
a) the reaction at A
b) the reaction at B
E

2
RH

 RV2

## And acts through O at an angle of T.

The angle the resultant force makes to the horizontal
is

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RH

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Fluid Dynamics

## Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

Objectives

Dr P A Sleigh:

P.A.Sleigh@leeds.ac.uk

## 1.Identify differences between:

x uniform/non-uniform
x compressible/incompressible flow

Dr CJ Noakes: C.J.Noakes@leeds.ac.uk
January 2008
Module web site: www.efm.leeds.ac.uk/CIVE/FluidsLevel1
Unit 1: Fluid Mechanics Basics
Flow
Pressure
Properties of Fluids
Fluids vs. Solids
Viscosity

3 lectures

Unit 2: Statics
Hydrostatic pressure
Manometry / Pressure measurement
Hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces

3 lectures

Unit 3: Dynamics
The continuity equation.
The Bernoulli Equation.
Application of Bernoulli equation.
The momentum equation.
Application of momentum equation.

7 lectures

## Unit 4: Effect of the boundary on flow

Laminar and turbulent flow
Boundary layer theory
An Intro to Dimensional analysis
Similarity

4 lectures

## 2.Demonstrate streamlines and stream tubes

3.Introduce the Continuity principle
4.Derive the Bernoulli (energy) equation
5.Use the continuity equations to predict pressure
and velocity in flowing fluids
6.Introduce the momentum equation for a fluid
7.Demonstrate use of the momentum equation to
predict forces induced by flowing fluids

Lecture 8

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## Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

Fluid dynamics:

Flow Classification

## Fluid motion can be predicted in the

same way as the motion of solids
By use of the fundamental laws of physics and the
physical properties of the fluid
Some fluid flow is very complex:
e.g.
x Spray behind a car
x waves on beaches;
x any other atmospheric phenomenon

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uniform:
Flow conditions (velocity, pressure, cross-section or
depth) are the same at every point in the fluid.
non-uniform:
Flow conditions are not the same at every point.
Flow conditions may differ from point to point but
DO NOT change with time.
Flow conditions change with time at any point.

## All can be analysed

with varying degrees of success
(in some cases hardly at all!).

## Fluid flowing under normal circumstances

- a river for example conditions vary from point to point
we have non-uniform flow.

## There are many common situations

which analysis gives very accurate predictions

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## Compressible or Incompressible Flow?

Conditions do not change with position
in the stream or with time.
E.g. flow of water in a pipe of constant diameter at
constant velocity.

## All fluids are compressible - even water.

Density will change as pressure changes.

Conditions change from point to point in the stream but
do not change with time.
E.g. Flow in a tapering pipe with constant velocity at the
inlet.

- provided that changes in pressure are small - we
usually say the fluid is incompressible
- it has constant density.

Three-dimensional flow
In general fluid flow is three-dimensional.

At a given instant in time the conditions at every point are
the same, but will change with time.
E.g. A pipe of constant diameter connected to a pump
pumping at a constant rate which is then switched off.
Every condition of the flow may change from point to
point and with time at every point.
E.g. Waves in a channel.

## Pressures and velocities change in all directions.

In many cases the greatest changes only occur in
two directions or even only in one.
Changes in the other direction can be effectively
ignored making analysis much more simple.

## This course is restricted to Steady uniform flow

- the most simple of the four.
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## One dimensional flow:

Two-dimensional flow

## Conditions vary only in the direction of flow

not across the cross-section.

## Conditions vary in the direction of flow and in

one direction at right angles to this.

## The flow may be unsteady with the parameters

varying in time but not across the cross-section.
E.g. Flow in a pipe.

## Flow patterns in two-dimensional flow can be shown

by curved lines on a plane.
Below shows flow pattern over a weir.

But:
Since flow must be zero at the pipe wall
- yet non-zero in the centre there is a difference of parameters across the
cross-section.

Pipe

Ideal flow

Real flow

## Should this be treated as two-dimensional flow?

Possibly - but it is only necessary if very high
accuracy is required.

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x one and two-dimensional flow
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Streamlines

## It is useful to visualise the flow pattern.

Lines joining points of equal velocity - velocity
contours - can be drawn.

## x Close to a solid boundary, streamlines are parallel

to that boundary
x The direction of the streamline is the direction of
the fluid velocity

## These lines are know as streamlines

Here are 2-D streamlines around a cross-section of
an aircraft wing shaped body:

## x Fluid can not cross a streamline

x Streamlines can not cross each other
x Any particles starting on one streamline will stay
on that same streamline
x In unsteady flow streamlines can change position
with time

## Fluid flowing past a solid boundary does not flow

into or out of the solid surface.

not change.

## Very close to a boundary wall the flow direction

must be along the boundary.

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## A circle of points in a flowing fluid each

has a streamline passing through it.

as a streamtube

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## x Fluid cannot flow across a streamline, so fluid

cannot cross a streamtube wall.
x A streamtube is not like a pipe.
Its walls move with the fluid.
x In unsteady flow streamtubes can change position
with time
x In steady flow, the position of streamtubes does
not change.

## In a two-dimensional flow the streamtube is flat (in

the plane of the paper):

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m

dm
dt

Flow rate

## Cross sectional area of a pipe is A

Mean velocity is um.

mass
time taken to accumulate this mass

Q = Au m
We usually drop the m and imply mean velocity.

Continuity

per unit time
per unit time

## More commonly we use volume flow rate

Also know as discharge.

Mass flow in
Control
volume

Increase
of mass in
control vol
per unit time

discharge, Q

## For steady flow there is no increase in the mass within

the control volume, so

volume of fluid
time

Mass entering = Mass leaving
per unit time
per unit time
Q1 = Q2 = A1u1 = A2u2

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## Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

Applying to a streamtube:

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## In a real pipe (or any other vessel) we use the mean

velocity and write

## Mass enters and leaves only through the two ends

(it cannot cross the streamtube wall).
2
u2

U1 A1um1

U2 A2 um2

Constant

m

A2

## For incompressible, fluid U1 = U2 = U

(dropping the m subscript)

1
u1
A1

Mass entering =
per unit time

U1GA1u1

A1u1

Mass leaving
per unit time

U2GA2 u2

U2GA2u2

U1GA1u1

A2 u2

Constant

m

## This equation is a very powerful tool.

It will be used repeatedly throughout the rest of this
course.

dm
dt

## This is the continuity equation.

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## Some example applications of Continuity

Water flows in a circular pipe which increases in diameter
from 400mm at point A to 500mm at point B. Then pipe
then splits into two branches of diameters 0.3m and 0.2m
discharging at C and D respectively.

1.5 m3/s

## If the velocity at A is 1.0m/s and at D is 0.8m/s, what are

the discharges at C and D and the velocities at B and C?
Solution:
Draw diagram:

Qin = Qout
1.5 + 1.5 = 3
Qout = 3.0 m3/s
2. What is the inflow?

C
dB=0.5m
B

dC=0.3m

dA=0.4m
vA=1.0m/s

u = 1.5 m/s
A = 0.5 m2

dD=0.2m

u 3.
= 0.2 m/s
A 4.
= 1.3 m2

u = 1.0 m/s
A = 0.7 m2

vD=0.8m/s

5.

Q = 2.8 m3/s

Point

Velocity m/s

Diameter m

Area m

Q m/s

1.00

0.4

0.126

0.126

0.64

0.5

0.196

0.126

1.42

0.3

0.071

0.101

0.80

0.2

0.031

0.025

## Q + 1.5u0.5 + 1u0.7 = 0.2u1.3 + 2.8

Q = 3.72 m3/s
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## Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

Restrictions in application
of Bernoullis equation:

## Lecture 9: The Bernoulli Equation

Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

The Bernoulli equation is a statement of the
principle of conservation of energy along a
streamline

## x Density is constant (incompressible)

x Friction losses are negligible

It can be written:

p1 u12
 z
Ug 2 g 1

## x It relates the states at two points along a single

streamline, (not conditions on two different
streamlines)

H = Constant

## All these conditions are impossible to satisfy at any

instant in time!

Pressure
Kinetic
Potential
energy per  energy per  energy per
unit weight unit weight unit weight

Total
energy per
unit weight

## Fortunately, for many real situations where the

conditions are approximately satisfied, the equation
gives very good results.

## These term all have units of length,

they are often referred to as the following:

p
Ug

u2
2g
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distance AA =

B
B

A
z

m
Ua

mg

## An element of fluid, as that in the figure above, has potential

energy due to its height z above a datum and kinetic energy
due to its velocity u. If the element has weight mg then
potential energy = mgz
potential energy per unit weight =
kinetic energy =

pm

U
p
Ug

## This term is know as the pressure energy of the flowing stream.

Summing all of these energy terms gives
Pressure

Kinetic

Potential

Total

## energy per  energy per  energy per

unit weight unit weight unit weight

u2
2g

energy per
unit weight

or

## At any cross-section the pressure generates a force, the fluid

will flow, moving the cross-section, so work will be done. If the
pressure at cross section AB is p and the area of the crosssection is a then
force on AB = pa
when the mass mg of fluid has passed AB, cross-section AB
will have moved to AB
volume passing AB =

m
Ua

1 2
mu
2

mg
Ug

pa u

p u2

z
Ug 2 g

## By the principle of conservation of energy, the total energy in

the system does not change, thus the total head does not
change. So the Bernoulli equation can be written

p u2

z
Ug 2 g

H Constant

therefore

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## The Bernoulli equation is applied along

_______________
like that joining points 1 and 2 below.

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## Practical use of the Bernoulli Equation

The Bernoulli equation is often combined with the
continuity equation to find velocities and pressures
at points in the flow connected by a streamline.

Example:
Finding pressures and velocities within a
contracting and expanding pipe.

or

p1 u12
 z
Ug 2 g 1

p2 u22
 z
Ug 2 g 2

## This equation assumes no energy losses (e.g. from friction) or

energy gains (e.g. from a pump) along the streamline. It can be
expanded to include these simply, by adding the appropriate
energy terms:
Total
energy per
unit weight at 1

Loss

Total

Work done

weight at 2

p1 u12
 z
Ug 2 g 1

weight

weight

Energy
supplied
per unit weight

p2 u22
 z h wq
Ug 2 g 2

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u2

p1

p2

section 1

section 2

## A fluid, density U = 960 kg/m is flowing steadily through

the above tube.
The section diameters are d1=100mm and d2=80mm.
The gauge pressure at 1 is p1=200kN/m2
The velocity at 1 is u1=5m/s.
The tube is horizontal (z1=z2)
What is the gauge pressure at section 2?

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## Apply the Bernoulli equation along a streamline joining

section 1 with section 2.
p1 u12
p2 u22
  z1
  z2

Ug 2 g
p2

Ug 2 g

p1 

U
2

(u12  u22 )

A1u1

A2u2

u2

A1u1
A2

## We have used both the Bernoulli equation and the

Continuity principle together to solve the problem.
Use of this combination is very common. We will be
seeing this again frequently throughout the rest of
the course.

## The Bernoulli equation is applicable to many

situations not just the pipe flow.

d1
u1
d2

7.8125 m / s

## Here we will see its application to flow

measurement from tanks, within pipes as well as in
open channels.

So pressure at section 2

p2

## Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

200000  17296.87
182703 N / m2
182.7 kN / m2

Note how
the velocity has increased
the pressure has decreased
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## Apply Bernoulli along the streamline joining point 1 on the

surface to point 2 at the centre of the orifice.

## Applications of Bernoulli: Flow from Tanks

Flow Through A Small Orifice

## At the surface velocity is negligible (u1 = 0) and the pressure

atmospheric (p1 = 0).

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## At the orifice the jet is open to the air so

again the pressure is atmospheric (p2 = 0).

Aactual

## If we take the datum line through the orifice

then z1 = h and z2 =0, leaving
2

Vena contractor

h
The edges of the hole are sharp to minimise frictional losses by
minimising the contact between the hole and the liquid.

u22
2g

u2

2 gh

## This theoretical value of velocity is an overestimate as

friction losses have not been taken into account.

## The streamlines at the orifice

contract reducing the area of flow.

velocity,

uactual

## The amount of contraction must

be known to calculate the flow

Cv utheoretical

## Each orifice has its own coefficient of velocity, they

usually lie in the range( 0.97 - 0.99)

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## The discharge through the orifice

is
jet area u jet velocity

## Time for the tank to empty

We have an expression for the discharge from the tank

The area of the jet is the area of the vena contracta not
the area of the orifice.
We use a coefficient of contraction
to get the area of the jet

Aactual

## We can use this to calculate how long

it will take for level in the to fall

## As the tank empties the level of water falls.

The discharge will also drop.

Cc Aorifice
h1

## Giving discharge through the orifice:

Q
Qactual

Cd Ao 2 gh

h2

Au
Aactual uactual
The tank has a cross sectional area of A.

Cc Cv Aorifice utheoretical
Cd Aorifice utheoretical

## In a time Gt the level falls by Gh

The flow out of the tank is
Q Au

Cd Aorifice 2 gh

Q A

## Cd is the coefficient of discharge,

Cd = Cc u Cv
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Cd Ao 2 gh

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## Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

Submerged Orifice
What if the tank is feeding into another?

Gh
Gt

Area A1
Area A2

h1

Gh
A
Cd Ao 2 g h

Gt

h2

Orifice area Ao

Integrating between the initial level, h1, and final level, h2,
gives the time it takes to fall this height

A
h2 Gh

h
Cd Ao 2 g 1 h
1

## Apply Bernoulli from point 1 on the surface of the deeper

tank to point 2 at the centre of the orifice,
p1 u12
p2 u22

 z1

 z2

Ug

Ug

2g

0  0  h1

1/ 2

2 h

1/ 2

2h

u2

2g

Ugh2 u22

0
Ug 2 g
2 g (h1  h2 )

A
>2 h @hh12
Cd Ao 2 g
 2A
Cd Ao 2 g

>

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Cd Ao u
Cd Ao 2 g (h1  h2 )

## So the discharge of the jet through the submerged orifice

depends on the difference in head across the orifice.
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## Using the Bernoulli equation we can calculate the

pressure at this point.

## Lecture 10: Flow Measurement Devices

Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

## Along the central streamline at 1: velocity u1 , pressure p1

At the stagnation point (2): u2 = 0. (Also z1 = z2)

p1 u12

U 2

Pitot Tube
The Pitot tube is a simple velocity measuring device.

p2

## Uniform velocity flow hitting a solid blunt body, has

streamlines similar to this:

p2

U
1
p1  Uu12
2

2

## The blunt body does not have to be a solid.

It could be a static column of fluid.
Some move to the left and some to the right.
The centre one hits the blunt body and stops.

## Two piezometers, one as normal and one as a Pitot tube

within the pipe can be used as shown below to measure
velocity of flow.

## At this point (2) velocity is zero

The fluid does not move at this one point.
This point is known as the stagnation point.

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h1

Ugh2
u

h2

## Pitot Static Tube

The necessity of two piezometers makes this
arrangement awkward.

## The Pitot static tube combines the tubes and they

can then be easily connected to a manometer.

## We have the equation for p2 ,

p2

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1
p1  Uu12
2
1
Ugh1  Uu12
2
2 g (h2  h1 )

1
X

h
A

[Note: the diagram of the Pitot tube is not to scale. In reality its diameter
is very small and can be ignored i.e. points 1 and 2 are considered to
be at the same level]

## We now have an expression for velocity from two

pressure measurements and the application of the
Bernoulli equation.
The holes on the side connect to one side of a
manometer, while the central hole connects to the other
side of the manometer

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## Using the theory of the manometer,

pA

p1  Ug X  h  Uman gh

pB

p2  UgX

pA

pB

p2  UgX
We know that

p2

## Pitot-Static Tube Example

A pitot-static tube is used to measure the air flow at
the centre of a 400mm diameter building ventilation
duct.
If the height measured on the attached manometer is
10 mm and the density of the manometer fluid is 1000
kg/m3, determine the volume flow rate in the duct.
Assume that the density of air is 1.2 kg/m3.

p1  Ug X  h  Uman gh
1
p1  Uu12 , giving
2

p1  hg Uman  U

Uu12

p1 

2
2 gh( Um  U )

u1

## x Simple to use (and analyse)

x Gives velocities (not discharge)

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Venturi Meter

p1 u12

z
Ug 2 g 1

## The Venturi meter is a device for measuring

discharge in a pipe.

p2 u22

z
Ug 2 g 2

By continuity

## It is a rapidly converging section which increases the

velocity of flow and hence reduces the pressure.

u2

## It then returns to the original dimensions of the pipe by a

gently diverging diffuser section.

u2 A2

u1 A1
A2

p1  p2
 z1  z2
Ug

u1 A1

2
u12 A1
 1
2 g A2

2 g A22

z2
z1

u1

p  p2

 z1  z2
2g 1
Ug

A2
2
2
A1  A2

datum

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## The theoretical (ideal) discharge is uuA.

Actual discharge takes into account the losses due to friction,
we include a coefficient of discharge (Cd |0.9)

Qideal

u1 A1

Qactual

Qactual

Cd Qideal

## Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

Venturimeter design:

Cd u1 A1

the throat. So that pressure rises to something near that
before the meter.
x The angle of the diffuser is usually between 6 and 8 degrees.

p  p2

2g 1
 z1  z2
Ug

Cd A1 A2
2
2
A1  A2

x Wider and the flow might separate from the walls increasing
energy loss.
x If the angle is less the meter becomes very long and pressure
losses again become significant.

## In terms of the manometer readings

p1  Ugz1
p1  p2
 z1  z2
Ug

p2  Uman gh  Ug ( z2  h)
U

h man  1
U

## x The efficiency of the diffuser of increasing pressure back to

the original is rarely greater than 80%.
x Care must be taken when connecting the manometer so that
no burrs are present.

Giving

Qactual

Cd A1 A2

2 gh man  1
U

A12  A22

## This expression does not include any

elevation terms. (z1 or z2)
When used with a manometer
The Venturimeter can be used without knowing its angle.
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## Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

Venturimeter Example
A venturimeter is used to measure the flow of water
in a 150 mm diameter pipe. The throat diameter of the
venturimeter is 60 mm and the discharge coefficient
is 0.9. If the pressure difference measured by a
manometer is 10 cm mercury, what is the average
velocity in the pipe?
Assume water has a density of 1000 kg/m3 and
mercury has a relative density of 13.6.

## Lecture 11: Notches and Weirs

Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

## x A notch is an opening in the side of a tank or reservoir.

x It is a device for measuring discharge
x A weir is a notch on a larger scale - usually found in rivers.
x It is used as both a discharge measuring device and a device
to raise water levels.
x There are many different designs of weir.
x We will look at sharp crested weirs.
Weir Assumptions
x velocity of the fluid approaching the weir is small so we
can ignore kinetic energy.
x The velocity in the flow depends only on the depth below the
free surface. u
2 gh
These assumptions are fine for tanks with notches or reservoirs
with weirs, in rivers with high velocity approaching the weir is
substantial the kinetic energy must be taken into account

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Rectangular Weir

## Consider a horizontal strip of

width b, depth h below the free surface

b
b

constant

## velocity through the strip, u

discharge through the strip, GQ

2 gh
Au bGh 2 gh

## Integrating from the free surface, h=0, to the weir crest,

h=H, gives the total theoretical discharge
H
Qtheoretical
2 g bh1/ 2 dh
0
This is different for every differently
shaped weir or notch.
We need an expression relating the width of flow across
the weir to the depth below the free surface.
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## Substituting this into the general weir equation gives

H
Qtheoretical B 2 g h1/ 2 dh
0

2
B 2 gH 3/ 2
3
To get the actual discharge we introduce a coefficient of
discharge, Cd, to account for
losses at the edges of the weir
and contractions in the area of flow,

Qactual

2
B 2 gH 3 / 2
3

Cd

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## Rectangular Weir Example

V Notch Weir
The relationship between width and depth is dependent
on the angle of the V.

## Water enters the Millwood flood storage area via a

rectangular weir when the river height exceeds the
weir crest. For design purposes a flow rate of 162
litres/s over the weir can be assumed

## 1. Assuming a height over the crest of 20cm and

Cd=0.2, what is the necessary width, B, of the weir?
The width, b, a depth h from the free surface is

T
2 H  h tan
2

So the discharge is

Qtheoretical

T
2 2 g tan H  h h1/ 2 dh
2
0

H
2

T 2
2 2 g tan Hh 3/ 2  h5/ 2
2 3
5
0

## 2. What will be the velocity over the weir at this

design?

8
T
2 g tan H 5/ 2
2
15
The actual discharge is obtained by introducing a
coefficient of discharge

Qactual
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Cd

8
T
2 g tan H 5 / 2
2
15

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## V Notch Weir Example

Water is flowing over a 90o V Notch weir into a tank
with a cross-sectional area of 0.6m2. After 30s the
depth of the water in the tank is 1.5m.
If the discharge coefficient for the weir is 0.8, what is
the height of the water above the weir?

## Lecture 12: The Momentum Equation

Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics
We have all seen moving
fluids exerting forces.
x The lift force on an aircraft is exerted by the air
moving over the wing.
x A jet of water from a hose exerts a force on
whatever it hits.
The analysis of motion is as in solid mechanics: by
use of Newtons laws of motion.

## The Momentum equation

is a statement of Newtons Second Law
It relates the sum of the forces
to the acceleration or
rate of change of momentum.

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F = ma

## In time Gt a volume of the fluid moves

from the inlet a distance u1Gt, so

= A 1u1 Gt

## We use a different form of the equation.

The mass entering,
Consider a streamtube:

= U1 A1 u1 Gt

And momentum

A2

u2

A1
u1

= U1 A1 u1 Gt u1

u1 t

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nd

By Newtons 2

## Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

Law.

An alternative derivation
From conservation of mass

F=

## mass into face 1 = mass out of face 2

we can write

( U2 A2u2Gt u2  U1 A1u1Gt u1 )
Gt

dm
dt
U1 A1u1 U2 A2u2
m

## We know from continuity that

The rate at which momentum enters face 1 is

U1 A1u1u1 mu
 1

Q A1u1 A2 u2

## And if we have a fluid of constant density,

i.e. U1 U2 U , then

U2 A2 u2 u2 mu
 2

F QU (u2  u1 )

## Thus the rate at which momentum changes across

the stream tube is

U2 A2 u2 u2  U1 A1u1u1 mu
 2  mu
 1
So

## Force = rate of change of momentum

F m ( u2  u1 )
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## The previous analysis assumed the inlet and outlet

velocities in the same direction
i.e. a one dimensional system.

## So we have these two expressions,

either one is known as the momentum equation

u2

F m ( u2  u1 )

F QU ( u2  u1)

u1

## This force acts on the fluid

in the direction of the flow of the fluid.

## We consider the forces by resolving in the

directions of the co-ordinate axes.
The force in the x-direction

Fx

m u2 cosT2  u1 cosT1
m u2 x  u1 x
or

Fx

UQ u2 cosT2  u1 cosT1
UQ u2 x  u1 x

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## And the force in the y-direction

Fy

m u2 sin T2  u1 sin T1

## In summary we can say:

m u2 y  u1 y

Total force
on the fluid

or
Fy

UQ u2 sin T2  u1 sin T1
UQ u2 y  u1 y

F
F

## The resultant force can be found by combining

these components
Fy

rate of change of
momentum through
the control volume

m uout  uin
or

UQ uout  uin

FResultant

## Remember that we are working with vectors so F is

in the direction of the velocity.

Fx

Fresultant

Fx2  Fy2

Fy
tan 1
Fx

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## This force is made up of three components:

FR = Force exerted on the fluid by any solid body
touching the control volume

## Application of the Momentum Equation

Forces on a Bend
FB = Force exerted on the fluid body (e.g. gravity)

## Consider a converging or diverging pipe bend lying

in the vertical or horizontal plane
turning through an angle of T.

## FP = Force exerted on the fluid by fluid pressure

outside the control volume

## So we say that the total force, FT,

is given by the sum of these forces:

## Here is a diagram of a diverging pipe bend.

y

p2 u
2 A2

FT = FR + FB + FP
x

## The force exerted

1m

p1
u1

45

A1

by the fluid
on the solid body
touching the control volume is opposite to FR.
So the reaction force, R, is given by
R = -FR
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## As the fluid changes direction

a force will act on the bend.

The outlet pipe from a pump is a bend of 45q rising in the vertical plane (i.e. and
internal angle of 135q). The bend is 150mm diameter at its inlet and 300mm diameter
at its outlet. The pipe axis at the inlet is horizontal and at the outlet it is 1m higher. By
neglecting friction, calculate the force and its direction if the inlet pressure is 100kN/m2
and the flow of water through the pipe is 0.3m3/s. The volume of the pipe is 0.075m3.
[13.95kN at 67q 39 to the horizontal]

## This force can be very large in the case of water

supply pipes. The bend must be held in place
to prevent breakage at the joints.

system
y

p2 u
2 A2

## We need to know how much force a support

(thrust block) must withstand.

1m

p1

Step in Analysis:

45

u1
A1

## 1.Draw a control volume

2.Decide on co-ordinate axis system
3.Calculate the total force
4.Calculate the pressure force
5.Calculate the body force
6.Calculate the resultant force

p1 = 100 kN/m2,
Q = 0.3 m3/s

T = 45q

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d1 = 0.15 m

d2 = 0.3 m

A1 = 0.177 m2

A2 = 0.0707 m2

## 3 Calculate the total force

in the x direction

## 4 Calculate the pressure force.

FP

UQ u2 x  u1 x
UQ u2 cosT  u1

by continuity A1u1

A2 u2

Q , so

u1

0.3
16.98 m / s
S 015
. 2 / 4

u2

0.3
0.0707

FT x

159

## pressure force at 1 - pressure force at 2

T1

FT x

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T2

FP x

p1 A1 cos 0  p 2 A2 cos T

FP y

p1 A1 sin 0  p 2 A2 sin T

p1 A1  p 2 A2 cos T
 p 2 A2 sin T

## We know pressure at the inlet

but not at the outlet
we can use the Bernoulli equation
to calculate this unknown pressure.

4.24 m / s
p1 u12

z
Ug 2 g 1

## 1000 u 0.3 4.24 cos 45  16.98

p2 u22

 z  hf
Ug 2 g 2

4193.68 N
where hf is the friction loss
In the question it says this can be ignored, hf=0

## and in the y-direction

FT y

UQ u2 y  u1 y

UQ u2 sin T  0
1000 u 0.3 4.24 sin 45

## The height of the pipe at the outlet

is 1m above the inlet.
Taking the inlet level as the datum:
z1 = 0
z2 = 1m

899.44 N
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## 6 Calculate the resultant force

So the Bernoulli equation becomes:

16.982
4.24 2
100000
p2

0

 10
.
1000 u 9.81 2 u 9.81
1000 u 9.81 2 u 9.81
p2 2253614
. N / m2

FP y

FR x  FP x  FB x

FT y

FR y  FP y  FB y

FT x  FP x  FB x

FR x
FP x

FT x

## 100000 u 0.0177  2253614

. cos 45 u 0.0707

4193.6  9496.37

1770  11266.34

5302.7 N

9496.37 kN

2253614
. sin 45 u 0.0707

FT y  FP y  FB y

FR y

11266.37
5 Calculate the body force
The only body force is the force due to gravity. That
is the weight acting in the -ve y direction.

FB y

## 899.44  11266.37  735.75

1290156
. N
And the resultant force on the fluid is given by
FRy

FResultant

 Ug u volume

1290156
. N

FRx

FR

## There are no body forces in the x direction,

FB x

2
Rx

2
Ry

F

5302.7 2  1290156
. 2

13.95 kN
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1290156

tan 1
5302.7

67\$ 39'

## The force on the bend is the same magnitude but in

the opposite direction

 FR

## Lecture 14: Momentum Equation Examples

Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

FR y

tan 1
FR x

67.66\$

163

## We want to find the reaction force of the plate.

i.e. the force the plate will have to apply to stay in
the same position.

13.95 kN
1 & 2 Control volume and Co-ordinate axis are
shown in the figure below.
y

u2

u1

u2

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## 3 Calculate the total force

In the x-direction

FT x

## 6 Calculate the resultant force

FR x  FP x  FB x
FT x  0  0

FT x

UQ u2 x  u1 x

FR x

 UQu1 x

 UQu1 x
Exerted on the fluid.

## The system is symmetrical

the forces in the y-direction cancel.

FT y

## The force on the plane is the same magnitude but in

the opposite direction
If the plane were at an angle
the analysis is the same.
But it is usually most convenient to choose the axis
system normal to the plate.

## 4 Calculate the pressure force.

The pressures at both the inlet and the outlets
to the control volume are atmospheric.
The pressure force is zero

FP x

FP y

FB y

u2

0
u1

## 5 Calculate the body force

As the control volume is small
we can ignore the body force due to gravity.

FB x

 FR x

u3

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## 3 Calculate the total force

in the x direction

## This case is similar to that of a pipe, but the

analysis is simpler.

UQ u2  u1 cosT

FT x

by continuity u1

Q
, so
A

u2

## Both the cross-section and velocities

(in the direction of flow) remain constant.

U

FT x

Q2
1  cosT
A

u2

x

FT y

UQ u2 sin T  0

u1

Q2
A

## 4 Calculate the pressure force.

The pressure at both the inlet and the outlets to the
control volume is atmospheric.
1 & 2 Control volume and Co-ordinate axis are
shown in the figure above.

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168

FP y

0
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## 5 Calculate the body force

No body forces in the x-direction, FB x = 0.
In the y-direction the body force acting is the weight
of the fluid.
If V is the volume of the fluid on the vane then,

UgV

FB x

FR2 x  FR2 y

FR

FR y

tan 1
FR x

## exerted on the fluid.

(This is often small as the jet volume is small and
sometimes ignored in analysis.)

## The force on the vane is the same magnitude but in

the opposite direction

## 6 Calculate the resultant force

FT x

FR x  FP x  FB x

FR x

FT x

U

 FR

Q2
1  cosT
A

FT y

FR y  FP y  FB y

FR y

FT y

Q2
A

## And the resultant force on the fluid is given by

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SUMMARY

u2
2

## The Momentum equation

is a statement of Newtons Second Law
For a fluid of constant density,
1

Total force
on the fluid

rate of change of
momentum through
the control volume

m uout  uin

u1

UQ uout  uin

Fx

## UQ u2 x  u1x UQ u2 cosT2  u1 cosT1

Fy

UQ u2 y  u1 y

UQ u2 sin T2  u1 sin T1

these components

## This force acts on the fluid

in the direction of the velocity of fluid.

Fy

FResultant

## This is the total force FT where:

FT = FR + FB + FP
FR = External force on the fluid from any solid body
touching the control volume
FB = Body force on the fluid body (e.g. gravity)
FP = Pressure force on the fluid by fluid pressure
outside the control volume
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Fx

Fx2  Fy2

I
172

Fy
tan 1
Fx

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## 2. A 600mm diameter pipeline carries water under a head of

30m with a velocity of 3m/s. This water main is fitted with a
horizontal bend which turns the axis of the pipeline through
75q (i.e. the internal angle at the bend is 105q). Calculate
the resultant force on the bend and its angle to the
horizontal.

## Lecture 15: Calculations

Unit 3: Fluid Dynamics

## 1. The figure below shows a smooth curved vane attached to

a rigid foundation. The jet of water, rectangular in section,
75mm wide and 25mm thick, strike the vane with a velocity
of 25m/s. Calculate the vertical and horizontal components
of the force exerted on the vane and indicate in which
direction these components act.

45q
25q

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## 3. A 75mm diameter jet of water having a velocity of 25m/s

strikes a flat plate, the normal of which is inclined at 30q to
the jet. Find the force normal to the surface of the plate.

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## 4. In an experiment a jet of water of diameter 20mm is fired

vertically upwards at a sprung target that deflects the water
at an angle of 120 to the horizontal in all directions. If a
500g mass placed on the target balances the force of the
jet, was is the discharge of the jet in litres/s?

## 5. Water is being fired at 10 m/s from a hose of 50mm

diameter into the atmosphere. The water leaves the hose
through a nozzle with a diameter of 30mm at its exit. Find
the pressure just upstream of the nozzle and the force on
the nozzle.

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Real fluids

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## Flowing real fluids exhibit

viscous effects, they:

Dr CJ Noakes
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## x stick to solid surfaces

x have stresses within their body.

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## Unit 1: Fluid Mechanics Basics

Flow
Pressure
Properties of Fluids
Fluids vs. Solids
Viscosity

3 lectures

Unit 2: Statics
Hydrostatic pressure
Manometry/Pressure measurement
Hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces

3 lectures

Unit 3: Dynamics
The continuity equation.
The Bernoulli Equation.
Application of Bernoulli equation.
The momentum equation.
Application of momentum equation.

7 lectures

## Unit 4: Effect of the boundary on flow

Laminar and turbulent flow
Boundary layer theory
An Intro to Dimensional analysis
Similarity

4 lectures

W v

du
dy

## The shear stress, W, in a fluid

is proportional to the velocity gradient
- the rate of change of velocity across the flow.
For a Newtonian fluid we can write:

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du
dy

## where P is coefficient of viscosity

(or simply viscosity).
Here we look at the influence of forces due to
momentum changes and viscosity
in a moving fluid.
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Unit 4

179

Unit 4

## Injecting a dye into the middle of flow in a pipe,

what would we expect to happen?
This

## Top: Slow flow

Middle: Medium flow
Bottom: Fast flow
Top:
Middle:
Bottom:

Laminar flow
Transitional flow
Turbulent flow

Laminar flow:
Motion of the fluid particles is very orderly
all particles moving in straight lines
parallel to the pipe walls.

this

Turbulent flow:
Motion is, locally, completely random but the
overall direction of flow is one way.

or this

## But what is fast or slow?

At what speed does the flow pattern change?
And why might we want to know this?

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Unit 4

## The was first investigated in the 1880s

by Osbourne Reynolds
in a classic experiment in fluid mechanics.

Unit 4

expression

Uud
P

## A tank arranged as below:

U = density,
d = diameter

u = mean velocity,
P = viscosity

## This could be used to predict the change in

flow type for any fluid.
This value is known as the
Reynolds number, Re:

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Uud
P

Laminar flow:
Transitional flow:
Turbulent flow:

Re < 2000
2000 < Re < 4000
Re > 4000

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Unit 4

## We use the Reynolds number in an example:

U kg / m3 , u m / s,
P Ns / m2 kg / m s
Re

Uud
P

## A pipe and the fluid flowing

have the following properties:
water density
pipe diameter
(dynamic) viscosity,

kg m m m s
1
m3 s 1 kg

U = 1000 kg/m3
d = 0.5m
P = 0.55x103 Ns/m2

It has no units!
A quantity with no units is known as a
non-dimensional (or dimensionless) quantity.

## What is the MAXIMUM velocity when flow is

laminar i.e. Re = 2000

## (We will see more of these in the section on

dimensional analysis.)

Re
The Reynolds number, Re,
is a non-dimensional number.

u
u

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Uud
P

2000

Ud
1000 u 0.5
0.0022 m / s

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Unit 4

## What is the MINIMUM velocity when flow is

turbulent i.e. Re = 4000

Unit 4

## What does this abstract number mean?

We can give the Re number a physical meaning.

Re
u

Uud
P

4000

## This may help to understand some of the

reasons for the changes from laminar to
turbulent flow.

0.0044 m / s

## In a house central heating system,

typical pipe diameter = 0.015m,

Re

## limiting velocities would be,

0.0733 and 0.147m/s.

inertial forces
viscous forces

## When inertial forces dominate

(when the fluid is flowing faster and Re is larger)
the flow is turbulent.

## In practice laminar flow rarely occurs

in a piped water system.

## When the viscous forces are dominant

(slow flow, low Re)
they keep the fluid particles in line,
the flow is laminar.

## Laminar flow does occur in

fluids of greater viscosity
e.g. in bearing with oil as the lubricant.

Uud
P

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Laminar flow

187

Unit 4

x Re < 2000

## Up to now we have considered ideal fluids:

no energy losses due to friction

x low velocity
x Dye does not mix with water
x Fluid particles move in straight lines
x Simple mathematical analysis possible

## Because fluids are viscous,

energy is lost by flowing fluids due to friction.

## x Rare in practice in water systems.

Transitional flow

## x 2000 > Re < 4000

x medium velocity

Turbulent flow
x Re > 4000

## In a real flowing fluid shear stress

slows the flow.

x high velocity
x Dye mixes rapidly and completely
x Particle paths completely irregular

## x Average motion is in flow direction

x Cannot be seen by the naked eye
x Changes/fluctuations are very difficult to
detect. Must use laser.
x Mathematical analysis very difficult - so
experimental measures are used

## x Most common type of flow.

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Unit 4

## Attaching a manometer gives

pressure (head) loss due to the energy lost by
the fluid overcoming the shear stress.

Unit 4

## Consider a cylindrical element of

incompressible fluid flowing in the pipe,

area A

## Ww is the mean shear stress on the boundary

Upstream pressure is p,
Downstream pressure falls by 'p to (p-'p)

## The driving force due to pressure

driving force = Pressure force at 1 - pressure force at 2

## The pressure at 1 (upstream)

is higher than the pressure at 2.

pA  p  'p A

## How can we quantify this pressure loss

in terms of the forces acting on the fluid?

'p A

'p

Sd 2
4

## shear stress u area over which it acts

= W w u area of pipe wall
= W wSdL

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R

'p

Sd

4
'p

W wSdL
Ww 4 L

At the wall

R 'p
2 L

Ww

## Giving pressure loss in a pipe in terms of:

x pipe diameter
x shear stress at the wall

W
W

r 'p
2 L
r
Ww
R

## A linear variation in shear stress.

This is valid for:
x laminar flow
x turbulent flow
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Unit 4

## Shear stress and hence pressure loss varies

with velocity of flow and hence with Re.

Unit 4

## Many experiments have been done

with various fluids measuring
the pressure loss at various Reynolds numbers.
A graph of pressure loss and Re look like:

## In general the shear stress Ww. is almost

impossible to measure.
For laminar flow we can calculate
a theoretical value for
a given velocity, fluid and pipe dimension.
In laminar flow the paths of individual particles
of fluid do not cross.
Flow is like a series of concentric cylinders
sliding over each other.
And the stress on the fluid in laminar flow is
entirely due to viscose forces.
As before, consider a cylinder of fluid, length L,

## This graph shows that the relationship between

pressure loss and Re can be expressed as

laminar

'p v u

2 .0 )

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Unit 4

'p A 'pSr 2
'p r
L 2

ur

'p 1
r dr
L 2P

'p r 2
C
L 4P

## At r = 0, (the centre of the pipe), u = umax, at

r = R (the pipe wall) u = 0;

du
P ,
dy

'p R 2
L 4P

laminar:

## The value of velocity at a

point distance r from the centre

## The fluid is in equilibrium,

shearing forces equal the pressure forces.

W 2Sr L

Unit 4

## In an integral form this gives an

expression for velocity,

r
r

195

ur

du
P
dr

'p 1
R2  r 2
L 4P

## This is a parabolic profile

(of the form y = ax2 + b )
so the velocity profile in the pipe looks similar to

Giving:

'p r
du
P
L 2
dr
'p r
du

dr
L 2P

v
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Unit 4

Unit 4

## To get pressure loss (head loss)

in terms of the velocity of the flow, write
pressure in terms of head loss hf, i.e. p = Ughf

## What is the discharge in the pipe?

The flow in an annulus of thickness Gr

GQ ur Aannulus

Mean velocity:

S (r  Gr )2  Sr 2 | 2SrGr

Q/ A

GQ

'p 1
R 2  r 2 2SrGr
L 4P

Ugh f d 2
32 PL

'p S R 2
R r  r 3 dr
L 2P 0

Aannulus

'p SR 4
L 8P

## Head loss in a pipe with laminar flow by the

Hagen-Poiseuille equation:

'p Sd 4
L128P

hf

32 PLu

Ugd 2

## So the discharge can be written

Pressure loss is directly proportional to the
velocity when flow is laminar.

'p Sd
L 128P

## It has been validated many time by experiment.

It justifies two assumptions:
1.fluid does not slip past a solid boundary
2.Newtons hypothesis.

## This is the Hagen-Poiseuille Equation

for laminar flow in a pipe
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Unit 4

## Considering a flat plate in a fluid.

Boundary Layers
by Douglas J F, Gasiorek J M, and Swaffield J A.
Longman publishers. Pages 327-332.

## Upstream the velocity profile is uniform,

This is known as free stream flow.

## Fluid flowing over a stationary surface,

e.g. the bed of a river, or the wall of a pipe,
is brought to rest by the shear stress to
This gives a, now familiar, velocity profile:

## Downstream a velocity profile exists.

This is known as fully developed flow.

umax
Free stream flow

zero velocity

Wall

## Zero at the wall

A maximum at the centre of the flow.
The profile doesnt just exit.
Starting when it first flows past the surface
e.g. when it enters a pipe.

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## How do we get to the fully developed state?

Are there any changes in flow as we get there?
Are the changes significant / important?
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Unit 4

## Boundary layer thickness:


G = distance from wall to where u = 0.99 umainstream

## G increases as fluid moves along the plate.

It reaches a maximum in fully developed flow.
The G increase corresponds to a
drag force increase on the fluid.
As fluid is passes over a greater length:

## * more fluid is slowed

* by friction between the fluid layers
the thickness of the slow layer increases.

## Fluid near the top of the boundary layer drags the

fluid nearer to the solid surface along.
The mechanism for this dragging
may be one of two types:

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## First: viscous forces

(the forces which hold the fluid together)

203

Unit 4

## Second: momentum transfer

If the viscous forces were the only action
the fluid would come to a rest.

## Viscous shear stresses have held the fluid

particles in a constant motion within layers.
Eventually they become too small to
hold the flow in layers;

## by Newtons law of viscosity

shear stress, W = P (du/dy), is large.
The force may be large enough to
drag the fluid close to the surface.

## As the boundary layer thickens

shear stress decreases.
Eventually it is too small
to drag the slow fluid along.
Up to this point the flow has been laminar.
The fluid motion rapidly becomes turbulent.
Momentum transfer occurs between fast moving
main flow and slow moving near wall flow.
Thus the fluid by the wall is kept in motion.
The net effect is an increase in momentum in the
boundary layer.
This is the turbulent boundary layer.

## Newtons law of viscosity has applied.

This part of the boundary layer is the
laminar boundary layer

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Unit 4

## Close to boundary velocity gradients are very large.

Viscous shear forces are large.
Possibly large enough to cause laminar flow.
This region is known as the laminar sub-layer.

Unit 4

Uud
Re

Laminar flow:

Re < 2000

## This layer occurs within the turbulent zone

it is next to the wall.
It is very thin a few hundredths of a mm.

Turbulent flow:

Re < 4000

Re > 4000

## Surface roughness effect

Despite its thinness, the laminar sub-layer has vital
role in the friction characteristics of the surface.
In turbulent flow:
Roughness higher than laminar sub-layer:
increases turbulence and energy losses.
Laminar flow: profile parabolic (proved in earlier lectures)
The first part of the boundary layer growth diagram.

In laminar flow:
Roughness has very little effect
Boundary layers in pipes
Initially of the laminar form.
It changes depending on the ratio of inertial and
viscous forces;
i.e. whether we have laminar (viscous forces high) or
turbulent flow (inertial forces high).

## Turbulent (or transitional),

Laminar and the turbulent (transitional) zones of the
boundary layer growth diagram.
Length of pipe for fully developed flow is
the entry length.
Laminar flow

|120 u diameter

## Turbulent flow | 60 u diameter

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## Boundary layer separation

Divergent flows:
Pressure increases in the direction of flow.

207

## Boundary layer separation:

* increases the turbulence
increases the energy losses in the flow.

unstable

## The fluid in the boundary layer has so little

momentum that it is brought to rest,
and possibly reversed in direction.
Reversal lifts the boundary layer.

Convergent flows:

x Pressure decreases in the direction of flow.

u1

u2

p1

p2

p1 < p2

u1

u1 > u2

u2
p2

p1

p1 > p2

u1 < u2

## x Flow remains stable

x Turbulence reduces.
This phenomenon is known as
boundary layer separation.
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Tee-Junctions

## A divergent duct or diffuser

velocity drop
(according to continuity)
pressure increase
(according to the Bernoulli equation).

## Assuming equal sized pipes),

Velocities at 2 and 3 are smaller than at 1.
Pressure at 2 and 3 are higher than at 1.
Causing the two separations shown
Y-Junctions
Tee junctions are special cases of the Y-junction.
Increasing the angle increases the probability of
boundary layer separation.
Venturi meter
A balance between:
* length of meter
* danger of boundary layer separation.

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## Flow past a cylinder

Slow flow, Re < 0.5 no separation:

vortices form.

## Two separation zones occur in bends as shown

above.
Pb > Pa causing separation.
Pd > Pc causing separation

## Fast flow Re > 70

vortices detach alternately.
Form a trail of down stream.
Karman vortex trail or street.
(Easily seen by looking over a bridge)

Localised effect
Downstream the boundary layer reattaches and
normal flow occurs.
Boundary layer separation is only local.
Nevertheless downstream of a
junction / bend /valve etc.
fluid will have lost energy.
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Caused Tacoma narrows bridge to collapse.
Frequency of detachment was equal to the bridge
natural frequency.
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Aerofoil
Normal flow over a aerofoil or a wing cross-section.

## The velocity increases as air flows over the wing. The

pressure distribution is as below
so transverse lift force occurs.

## Fluid accelerates to get round the cylinder

Velocity maximum at Y.
Pressure dropped.
Adverse pressure between here and downstream.
Separation occurs

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## At too great an angle

boundary layer separation occurs on the top
Pressure changes dramatically.
This phenomenon is known as stalling.

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Examples:
Exam questions involving boundary layer theory are
typically descriptive. They ask you to explain the
mechanisms of growth of the boundary layers including
how, why and where separation occurs. You should also be
able to suggest what might be done to prevent separation.

## All, or most, of the suction pressure is lost.

The plane will suddenly drop from the sky!
Solution:
Prevent separation.
1 Engine intakes draws slow air from the boundary
layer at the rear of the wing though small holes
2 Move fast air from below to top via a slot.

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## Uses principle of dimensional homogeneity

It gives qualitative results which only become quantitative
from experimental analysis.

## Lectures 18 & 19: Dimensional Analysis

Unit 4: The Effect of the Boundary on Flow

## Dimensions and units

Application of fluid mechanics in design makes use of
experiments results.
Results often difficult to interpret.

## Any physical situation

can be described by familiar properties.

relevant data.

## Used to help analyse fluid flow

These are all known as dimensions.

## Especially when fluid flow is too complex for

mathematical analysis.

Specific uses:

## x Informs which measurements are important

x Allows most to be obtained from experiment:

of the dimension

## Doesnt give the complete answer

Experiments necessary to complete solution
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quantities:

length

=L

Quantity

SI Unit

mass

=M

velocity

m/s

ms-1

LT-1

=T

acceleration

m/s2

ms-2

LT-2

force

N
kg ms-2

M LT-2

kg m2s-2

ML2T-2

time
force

=F

temperature

=4

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kg m/s2
energy (or work)

Joule J
N m,
kg m2/s2

power

## We can represent all the physical properties we are

interested in with three:

pressure ( or stress)

density

L, T

specific weight

Watt W
N m/s

Nms-1

kg m2/s3

kg m2s-3

relative density

## As either mass (M) of force (F) can be used to represent

the other, i.e.

viscosity
surface tension

F = MLT-2
M = FT2L-1

ML2T-3

Pascal P,
N/m2,

Nm-2

kg/m/s2

kg m-1s-2

kg/m
N/m

kg m

-3

ML-1T-2
ML-3

kg/m2/s2

and one of M or F

Dimension

kg m-2s-2

ML-2T-2

a ratio

no units

no dimension

N s/m2

N sm-2

kg/m s

kg m-1s-1

M L-1T-1

-1

N/m

Nm

kg /s2

kg s-2

MT-2

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Dimensional Homogeneity

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## What exactly do we get

from Dimensional Analysis?

## Any equation is only true if both sides

have the same dimensions.

A single equation,

## Which relates all the physical factors

of a problem to each other.

2
B 2 gH 3/ 2
3

An example:

## Problem: What is the force, F, on a propeller?

L (LT-2)1/2 L3/2 = X

## What might influence the force?

L (L1/2T-1) L3/2 = X
L3 T-1 = X

## It would be reasonable to assume that the force, F,

depends on the following physical properties?

on both sides.

diameter,

## forward velocity of the propeller

(velocity of the plane),

fluid density,

fluid viscosity,

P

## (for L they are both 3, for T both -1).

Dimensional homogeneity can be useful for:

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## How do we get the dimensionless groups?

From this list we can write this equation:

## There are several methods.

We will use the strategic method based on:

F = I ( d, u, U, N, P )
or

Buckinghams S theorems.
0 = I ( F, d, u, U, N, P )

## I and I1 are unknown functions.

1st S theorem:
A relationship between m variables (physical properties
such as velocity, density etc.) can be expressed as a
relationship between m-n non-dimensional groups of
variables (called S groups), where n is the number of
fundamental dimensions (such as mass, length and time)
required to express the variables.

F
Nd P
,
,

Uu 2 d 2 u Uud

## These groups are dimensionless.

So if a problem is expressed:

## I will be determined by experiment.

I ( Q1 , Q2 , Q3 ,, Qm ) = 0

## These dimensionless groups help

to decide what experimental measurements to take.

## Then this can also be expressed

I ( S1 , S2 , S3 ,, Sm-n ) = 0
In fluids, we can normally take n = 3
(corresponding to M, L, T)

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2nd S theorem
An example

## Each S group is a function of n governing or repeating

variables plus one of the remaining variables.
Choice of repeating variables

## Taking the example discussed above of force F induced

on a propeller blade, we have the equation

## Repeating variables appear in most of the S groups.

0 = I ( F, d, u, U, N, P )

n = 3 and m = 6

## There is great freedom in choosing these.

There are m - n = 3 S groups, so
Some rules which should be followed are

I ( S1 , S2 , S3 ) = 0

## x There are n ( = 3) repeating variables.

x In combination they must contain
all of dimensions (M, L, T)

## x The repeating variables must not form a

dimensionless group.

They are:

x measurable,

## x They should be of major interest to the designer.

It is usually possible to take
U, u and d
This freedom of choice means:
many different S groups - all are valid.
There is not really a wrong choice.
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## For the first S group, S 1

We can now form the three groups
according to the 2nd theorem,

S1

U a1 u b1 d c1 F

S2

U a2 u b2 d c2 N

S3

U a3 u b3 d c3 P

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U a1 ub1 d c1 F

In terms of dimensions

M 0 L0 T 0

 3 a1

 1 b1

M L L T L

c1

M L T 2

## The powers for each dimension (M, L or T), the powers

must be equal on each side.
for M:

0 = a1 + 1
a1 = -1

## i.e. they have dimensions M0L0T0

for L:
We use the principle of dimensional homogeneity to
equate the dimensions for each S group.

0 = -3a1 + b1 + c1 + 1
0 = 4 + b1 + c1

for T:

0 = -b1 - 2
b1 = -2
c1 = -4 - b1 = -2

Giving S1 as

S1
S1

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U 1u 2 d 2 F
F

Uu 2 d 2

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Group S 2

a2

b2

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## And a similar procedure is followed for the other S

groups.

M 0 L0T 0

c2

U u d N
 3 a1

1 b1

M L L T L

M 0 L0T 0

c1

T 1

for M:

U a3 ub3 d c3 P
 3 a3

1 b3

M L L T L

c3

ML1T 1

0 = a3 + 1
a3 = -1

for M:

0 = a2

for L:

0 = -3a2 + b2 + c2

0 = -3a3 + b3 + c3 -1

for L:

b3 + c3 = -2

0 = b2 + c2
0 = -b3 - 1

for T:
for T:

0 = -b2 - 1

b3 = -1

b2 = -1

c3 = -1

c2 = 1
Giving S3 as
Giving S2 as
1

S3

S2

Uu d N

S2

Nd
u

S3

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Uud

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## Thus the problem may be described by


Once identified the S groups can be changed.

I ( S1 , S2 , S3 ) = 0

F
Nd P
,
,

Uu 2 d 2 u Uud

## Their appearance may change drastically.

0
Taking the defining equation as:

## This may also be written:

I ( S1 , S2 , S3 Sm-n ) = 0
F
Uu 2 d 2

Nd P
,

u Uud

## i. Combination of exiting groups by multiplication or division

to form a new group to replaces one of the existing.
E.g. S1 and S2 may be combined to form S1a = S1 / S2 so the defining
equation becomes

## Wrong choice of physical properties.

I ( S1a , S2 , S3 Sm-n ) = 0

*
*
*

## Extra S groups will be formed

Will have little effect on physical performance
Should be identified during experiments

I ( S1 ,1/ S2 , S3 1/Sm-n ) = 0
iii. A group may be raised to any power.
I ( (S1 )2, (S2 )1/2, (S3 )3 Sm-n ) = 0

## If an important variable is missed:

x A S group would be missing.

## x Experimental analysis may miss significant

behavioural changes.

## v. Expressed as a function of the other groups

S2 = I ( S1 , S3 Sm-n )

## Initial choice of variables

should be done with great care.

## In general the defining equation could look like

I ( S1 , 1/S2 ,( S3 )i 0.5Sm-n ) = 0
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Common S groups

An Example
Q. If we have a function describing a problem:

## Several groups will appear again and again.

I Q, d , U , P , p 0
d 2 p 1 / 2 dU 1 / 2 p 1 / 2
I

U 1/ 2 P

Show that Q

## These often have names.

They can be related to physical forces.

Ans.
Other common non-dimensional numbers

## Dimensional analysis using Q, U, d will result in:

dP d 4 p
,

QU UQ 2

or ( S groups):

Reynolds number:
Uud
Re
inertial, viscous force ratio

1
U 1/ 2 Q
S 2a ,
S 2 d 2 p1/ 2

Euler number:
p
En
Uu 2

## Multiply S1 by this new group:

dP U 1/ 2 Q
P
S 1a S 1S 2 a
QU d 2 p1/ 2 dU 1/ 2 p1/ 2

Froude number:
u2
Fn
gd

1/ 2

1/ 2

d p

1/ 2

1/ 2

1/ 2

Mach number:
u
Mn
c

1/ 2

dU p

or
2

## inertial, gravitational force ratio

Weber number:
Uud
We

1/ 2

dU p d p
,

P
QU 1/ 2

I 1 / S 1a , S 2 a I

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Kinematic similarity

Similarity

## The similarity of time as well as geometry.

It exists if:
i. the paths of particles are geometrically similar
ii. the ratios of the velocities of are similar

## Similarity is concerned with how to transfer

measurements from models to the full scale.
Three types of similarity
which exist between a model and prototype:

## Some useful ratios are:

Vm L m / Tm O L
Velocity
Vp L p / Tp OT

Geometric similarity:
The ratio of all corresponding dimensions
in the model and prototype are equal.

Acceleration

For lengths
Lmodel
Lm
OL
Lprototype
Lp

Discharge

For areas
Amodel
L2m
O2L
Aprototype L2p

am
ap
Qm
Qp

Lm / Tm2
L p / Tp2
L3m / Tm
L3p / Tp

Ou

OL
O2T
O3L
OT

Oa

OQ

## A consequence is that streamline

patterns are the same.

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Dynamic similarity

## Modelling and Scaling Laws

Measurements taken from a model needs a scaling law
applied to predict the values in the prototype.

## If geometrically and kinematically similar and

the ratios of all forces are the same.

Fm
Fp

M m am
M pa p

Force ratio
2
Um L3m O L
2 OL
O
O
u

U L
U p L3p O2T
OT

An example:

O U O2L O2u

## For resistance R, of a body

moving through a fluid.
R, is dependent on the following:

## This occurs when

the controlling S group
is the same for model and prototype.

U

ML-3

ML-1T-1

R
Uu 2 l 2
R

## It is possible another group is dominant.

In open channel i.e. river Froude number is
often taken as dominant.

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So

U pupd p
Pp

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I (R, U, u, l, P ) = 0

## The controlling S group is usually Re.

So Re is the same for
model and prototype:

Um um dm
Pm

LT-1

u:

Uul

Uul

Uu 2 l 2I

## This applies whatever the size of the body

i.e. it is applicable to prototype and
a geometrically similar model.

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Example 1

Rm
Um um2 lm2

## An underwater missile, diameter 2m and length 10m is tested in a

water tunnel to determine the forces acting on the real prototype. A
1/20th scale model is to be used. If the maximum allowable speed of the
prototype missile is 10 m/s, what should be the speed of the water in
the tunnel to achieve dynamic similarity?

Um um lm

Pm

Rp

U p u p2 l p2

## Dynamic similarity so Reynolds numbers equal:

Um um dm U p u p d p

U puplp

Pp

Pm

## Dividing these two equations gives

Rm / Um um2 lm2
R p / U p u 2p l p2

I Um um lm / P m
I U puplp / P p

um

## W can go no further without some assumptions.

Assuming dynamic similarity, so Reynolds number are
the same for both the model and prototype:

U pupd p
Pp

Um um dm
Pm

Pp

up

U p d p Pm
Um d m P p

## Both the model and prototype are in water then,

Pm = Pp and Um = Up so

um

up

dp
dm

10

1
1 / 20

200 m / s

so

Rm
Rp

Um um2 lm2
U p u 2p l p2

## This is a very high velocity.

This is one reason why model tests are not always done
at exactly equal Reynolds numbers.

OR

## A wind tunnel could have been used so the values of the

U and P ratios would be used in the above.

OU O2u O2L

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## A model aeroplane is built at 1/10 scale and is to be tested in a wind

tunnel operating at a pressure of 20 times atmospheric. The aeroplane
will fly at 500km/h. At what speed should the wind tunnel operate to give
dynamic similarity between the model and prototype? If the drag
measure on the model is 337.5 N what will be the drag on the plane?

## Earlier we derived an equation for resistance on a body

moving through air:

Uul

Uu 2 l 2I

um
um

up

0.5u p

Uu 2 l 2I Re

um

1 1
20 1 / 10
250 km / h

up

U p d p Pm
Um d m P p

Rm
Rp

Uu l
Uu l

Rm
Rp

20 0.5
1 1

2 2

2 2

p
2

2
.
01

0.05

## So the drag force on the prototype will be

Rp

1
Rm
0.05

20 u 337.5 6750 N

## The value of P does not change much with pressure so

Pm = Pp
For an ideal gas is p = URT so the density of the air in the
model can be obtained from

pm
pp
20 p p
pp

Um

Um RT
U p RT

Um
Up

Um
Up
20U p

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## Geometric distortion in river models

For practical reasons it is difficult to build a geometrically
similar model.
A model with suitable depth of flow will often be far too
big - take up too much floor space.
Keeping Geometric Similarity result in:

## x depths and become very difficult to measure;

x the bed roughness becomes impracticably small;
x laminar flow may occur (turbulent flow is normal in rivers.)
Solution: Abandon geometric similarity.
Typical values are
1/100 in the vertical and 1/400 in the horizontal.
Resulting in:

## x Good overall flow patterns and discharge

x local detail of flow is not well modelled.
The Froude number (Fn) is taken as dominant.
Fn can be the same even for distorted models.
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