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WHAT ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FLOWS IN A PIPE

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WHAT ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FLOWS IN A PIPE

The type of flow of a liquid depends upon the manner in which the particles unite and move. Though there are many types of flows, yet the following are important:

UNIFORM FLOW:

A flow in which the liquid particles at all sections of a pipe or channel have the same velocities is called a uniform flow.

NON-UNIFORM FLOW:

A flow in which in which the liquid particles at different sections of a pipe or channel have different velocities is called Non-Uniform Flow.

STREAMLINE FLOW:

A flow in which each liquid particle has a definite path and the paths of individual particles do not cross each other is called Streamline Flow.

TURBULENT FLOW:

A flow in which each liquid particle does not have a definite and the paths of individual particles also cross each other is called Turbulent Flow.

STEADY FLOW:

A flow in which the quantity of liquid flowing per second is constant is called Steady Flow. A Steady Flow may be uniform or non-uniform.

UNSTEADY FLOW:

A flow in which the quantity of liquid flowing per second in not constant is called Unsteady Flow.

COMPRESSIBLE FLOW:

A flow in which the volume of a fluid and its density changes during the flow is called a compressible flow. All the gases are considered to have compressible flow.

IN-COMPRESSIBLE FLOW:

A flow in which the volume of a fluid and its density does not change during the flow is called an In-compressible Flow. All the liquids are considered to have In-compressible Flow.

ROTATIONAL FLOW:

A flow in which the fluid particles also rotate (i.e have some angular velocity) about their own axes while flowing is called Rotational Flow.

IR-ROTATIONAL FLOW:

A flow in which the fluid particles do not rotate about their own axes and retain their original orientations is called an Ir-rotational Flow.

ONE-DIMENSIONAL FLOW:

A flow in which the streamlines of its moving particles are represented by straight line is called One-Dimensional Flow.

TWO-DIMENSIONAL FLOW:

A flow whose streamlines of its moving particles are represented by curves is called Two-Dimensional Flow.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL FLOW:

A flow whose streamlines are represented in space (i.e along the three mutually perpendicular directions) is called a Three-Dimensional Flow.

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