The pipe friction for laminar/ turbulent flow is a benchtop unit that is used to investigate pipe frictional losses with laminar and turbulent flows and allows determining the pipe friction coefficient factor.
- The pipe section is a pipe with an internal diameter of 5 mm.
- The distance between the pressure measuring fittings and thus the length of the experimental pipe section is 600 mm.
- The pressure losses for laminar flow are measured using a water manometer.
- The static pressure difference is displayed. A head tank is available to create a laminar flow and ensures a constant water inlet pressure in the pipe section at a constant water level.
- For turbulent flow, the pressure difference is measured using a dial manometer. The head tank is not used to create a turbulent flow.
- The experimental unit is positioned easily and securely on the work surface of the Main Hydraulic Unit that acts as the supply of water to the unit.
- The water is fed directly into the pipe section from the water supply via a bypass.
- The flow is adjusted using shut-off valves at the beginning and end of the pipe.