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CE413 Activity No.

2 TLO 05: Fluid Flow in Pipes //JESano

INSTRUCTION: Read and analyze each problem carefully. Write your COMPLETE and SYSTEMATIC solutions NEATLY and
ORDERLY on the space provided. Express all FINAL answers in THREE decimal places and ENCLOSE them in a BOX.

Situation A. For the pipe system shown in the figure below, n=0.015 for all pipes and the flow in pipe 4 is 12 cubic foot per second.

1. Which of the following is closest to the head lost in pipe 1?

a. 8.74 ft. c. 4.56 ft.
b. 3.14 ft. d. 5.59 ft
2. Which of the following is closest to the head lost in pipe 2?
a. 7.29 ft3/s c. 9.21 ft3/s
b. 8.26 ft3/s d. 6.35 ft3/s
3. Which of the following is closest to the total head lost?
a. 53.74 ft. c. 69.63 ft.
b. 25.41 ft. d. 47.24 ft.

Situation B. Two tanks are connected by a pipe as shown in the figure below. The fluid flowing has a density of 920 kg/m 3 and
dynamic viscosity of 0.29 Pa-s. The pressure in the closed tanks is maintained at 200 kPa gage.

4. Which of the following most nearly gives the amount

and direction of flow in the pipe?
a. 7.71 m3/hr c. 4.89 m3/hr.
b. 7.24 m3/hr d. 4.67 m3/hr
5. What is the velocity in the pipe?
a. 0.98 m/s c. 0.71 m/s
b. 0.39 m/s d. 0.63 m/s
6. What is the Reynold’s Number of the flow?
a. 351 c. 135
b. 210 d. 91

Situation C. Three reservoirs A and B feed a third reservoir C. They are connected with pipes 1, 2 and 3 joining at a common junction
at P whose elevation is 350 m. The properties of each pipe are as follows:

7. What is the flow rate in pipe 3 if the pressure Pipe Length, m Diameter, mm f
at the junction is 4807 kPa? 1 2500 600 0.02
a. 0.985 m3/s c. 1.323 m3/s 2 2000 450 0.025
b. 0.928 m3/s d. 1.718 m3/s 3 1500 500 0.018
8. What is the head loss in pipe 3?
a. 123 m c. 211 m
b. 105 m d. 223 m
9. What is the elevation of water surface in
reservoir C to attain this flow rate?
a. 629 m c. 211 m
b. 1050 m d. 840 m