# FLUID MECHANICS-WATER HAMMERThe length of a 20cm rigid pipe carrying 0.15m3/s of water at 10oC is estimated by instantaneously closing a valve at the downstream end and noting the time required for the pressure fluctuation to complete a cycle. If the time required is 3 seconds, what is the length of the pipe?

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FLUID MECHANICS-WATER HAMMER

The length of a 20cm rigid pipe carrying 0.15m3/s of water at 10oC is estimated by instantaneously closing a valve at the downstream end and noting the time required for the pressure fluctuation to complete a cycle. If the time required is 3 seconds, what is the length of the pipe?

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Step 1

To determine:

The length of pipe.

Step 2

Given:

The diameter of pipe is 20 cm.

The discharge Q, is 0.15 m3/s.

Time taken T, is 3 sec.

Step 3

Calculation:

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