Problem 15.6: Liquid flowing through narrower pipes
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Assume an ideal fluid (position is given in meters and pressure is given in pascals). The dark blue in the animation is a section of water (density 1000 kg/m3) as it flows through the pipes (assume they are cylindrical; that is, the vertical distances in the animation correspond to the diameter of the circular cross section). The pressure indicator can slide along the center of the pipes. Restart.
- What will the length of the dark blue region be in the narrowest tube?
- How fast will it go in the narrowest tube?
- What is the pressure in that tube?
Note: The format of the pressure is written in shorthand. For example, atmospheric pressure, 1.01 x 105 Pa, is written as 1.01e+005.
Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.