Water Hammer Unit Weight of Fluid

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

Water Hammer Unit Weight of Fluid Formula

\(\large{  \gamma_f  =  \frac{ 144\; p_{sf} \; g }{ \alpha\; \Delta v }   }\)  

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{  \gamma_f } \)  (Greek symbol gamma) = unit weight of fluid \(\large{\frac{lbm}{ft^3}}\) \(\large{\frac{N}{m^3}}\)
\(\large{ \alpha }\)  (Greek symbol alpha) = pressure wave velocity \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\)
\(\large{ \Delta v }\) = fluid velocity change \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\)
\(\large{ g }\) = gravitational acceleration \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec^2}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s^2}}\)
\(\large{ p_{spf} }\) = maximum surge pressure for fluid \(\large{\frac{lbf}{in^2}}\) \(\large{Pa}\)


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