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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2015, 3(3A), 32-37
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-3-3A-6
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Evaluation of Energy Losses in Pipes

LAHIOUEL Yasmina1, and LAHIOUEL Rachid2

1Laboratoire d'Analyse Industrielle et de Génie des Matériaux (LAIGM), Faculté des sciences et de la Technologie, Université de Guelma, B.P. 401, Guelma

2Laboratoire de Physique de Guelma (GPL), Université de Guelma, B.P. 401, Guelma, Algérie

Pub. Date: November 07, 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fluid Flow and Thermo-Mechanics Engineering)

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LAHIOUEL Yasmina and LAHIOUEL Rachid. Evaluation of Energy Losses in Pipes. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2015; 3(3A):32-37. doi: 10.12691/ajme-3-3A-6


Energy losses in pipes used for the transportation of fluids (water, petroleum, gas, etc.) are essentially due to friction, as well as to the diverse singularities encountered. These losses are usually converted into head reductions in the direction of the flow. The knowledge of data of such transformation allows the determination of the necessary power needed for the transportation of the fluid between two points. It constitutes the necessary calculation basis necessary for the design and analysis of transport and distribution networks. The review of the different relationships allowing the determination of these losses and their comparison to the experimental results obtained by the authors constitute the object of this study.

head losses frictional head losses minor head losses singular head losses water distribution network

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