Rig: Turbulent to Laminar Flow

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Status:
Historical
Discipline:
Mechanical Engineering,
Chemical Engineering,
Tags:
friction,
control,
process,

Turbulent to laminar flow rig demonstrates the difference between turbulent and laminar flow in pipes.

The physical setup of this rig involves pumping oil from one end into a 2 metre long pipe where friction loss can be measured as a function of the flow rate. The Reynolds number can also be determined at transition through a velocity profile. The rig uses various sensors to determine flow, pressure and friction at various points along the pipe as well as using particle image velocimetry (PIV) cameras to show the flow profile within the pipe.