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Next: Dimensionless Representation Up: Isothermal Flow Previous: Isothermal Flow Index The Control Volume Analysis/Governing equationsFigure () describes the flow of gas from the left to the right. The heat transfer up stream (or down stream) is assumed to be negligible. Hence, the energy equation can be written as the following:
The momentum equation is written as the following where is the cross section area (it doesn't have to be a perfect circle; a close enough shape is sufficient.). The shear stress is the force per area that acts on the fluid by the tube wall. The is the area that shear stress acts on. The second law of thermodynamics reads The mass conservation is reduced to Again it is assumed that the gas is a perfect gas and therefore, equation of state is expressed as the following:
Next: Dimensionless Representation Up: Isothermal Flow Previous: Isothermal Flow Index Created by:Genick Bar-Meir, Ph.D. On: 2007-11-21 |