Determination of friction factor of a given pipe with circular cross section

Objective:

Objective of the experiment is to determine (i) Darcy’s friction factor (f) of the given circular pipe (ii) Plot Darcy’s friction factor with Re (x-axis). 

Theory:

  • Make a discussion on your observation.
  • Take a picture of the test setup during experiment & paste that with the report sheet.

Safety:

  • Reading is to be taken when the flow through the channel is almost steady.
  • Readings are to be taken carefully so that chances of errors (like parallax error, human error during stop watch reading etc.) are minimized.
  • Dye insertion should be gradual so that pipe flow is not disturbed.

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