2010 BME 259 Problem Set 6 Solutions - BME\/CHE 259 Problem Set#6 Due 1 Problem 5.1 The pressure drop in a curved vessel is affected by the curvature of

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BME/CHE 259 Problem Set #6 Due: October 21, 2010 1. Problem 5.1The pressure drop in a curved vessel is affected by the curvature of the vessel. Consider a Newtonian fluid of density and viscosity flowing at an average velocity vthrough a curved segment of radius a, length L and radius of curvature R. (Figure 5.11) (a) Identify the number of dimensionless groups that affect the pressure drop in curved vessels. (b) Sketch the velocity profile in the curved vessel shown in the figure.

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