Tag: properties of fluids

Principles of Fluid Flows in Pipes- Pressure Drop & Flow Rate

Principles of Fluid Flows in Pipes- Pressure Drop & Flow Rate

A practical application for the concepts of pressure, viscosity, and the Reynolds number is the flow of fluids through pipes, hoses, and ducts. In addition to distributing water, gasoline, natural gas, air, and other fluids, pipe flow is also an important topic for biomedical studies of the human circulatory system (Figure). Blood flows through the arteries and veins in […]

November 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Properties of Fluids & Their Applications

Properties of Fluids & Their Applications

Although you already have some intuition as to the behavior and properties of fluids in everyday situations, we begin this article with a seemingly simple question: From an engineering standpoint, what exactly is a fluid? Scientists categorize compositions of matter in different ways. A chemist classifies materials according to their atomic and chemical structures in the context of the periodic […]

October 27, 2015 | By | Reply More