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Unformatted text preview: Pre – Lab Linear Momentum Equation Fig. 1: Apparatus for Linear Momentum Experiments with Water as the Fluid. For this lab, a pump will be used to push water from the intake, through the flow control valve, and to form a jet of water that rises until it hits the bottom of the weight platform. In this experiment, the water flow rate will be adjusted using the flow control valve until the force of the water jet is just sufficient to hold up the weight platform. With the Bernouli Equation and a pressure difference measured using data acquisition, you will be able to calculate the velocity and flow rate of the water in this lab. You will also compare these results with a calculation using the linear momentum equation. The linear momentum equation is equation 5.22 in your book and should be reviewed before the lab. For this lab, we will take a control volume that includes the water jet and the weight platform with any weights on it....
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This note was uploaded on 08/18/2011 for the course ME 335 taught by Professor Olsen during the Spring '11 term at Iowa State.
- Spring '11