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Energy losses at pipe trifurcations

Rao, AR and Kumar, B (2009) Energy losses at pipe trifurcations. In: Urban Water Journal, 6 (4). pp. 333-340.

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In the case of pipe trifurcation, previous observations report negative energy losses in the centre branch. This causes an anomaly, because there should not be any negative energy loss due to conservation of energy principle. Earlier investigators have suggested that this may be due to the non-inclusion of kinetic energy coefficient (a) in the computations of energy losses without any experimental evidence. In the present work, through experimentally determined velocity profiles, energy loss coefficients have been evaluated. It has been found that with the inclusion of a in the computations of energy loss, there is no negative energy loss in the centre branch.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Ramesh Chander
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 06:41
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2009 09:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23602

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