Definition of Pipe flow and Open channel flow

Monday, January 14, 2013 18:58
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Pipe flow

When a conduit or pipe is running full then it is called pipe flow.

Anything carrying liquid is a conduit or pipe.

Open channel flow

An open channel flow is one in which the stream is not completely full.

The free surface of the stream is subjected to atmospheric pressure. This type of slope is caused by the gravity component along the slope of the channel. Open channel flow is often referred to as free surface flow or gravity flow.

Examples of open channel flow are:

  1. Natural streams and rivers.
  2. Artificial canals.
  3. Severs.
  4. Tunnels and pipe lines flowing partially full.
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  13. Ijaz says:

    December 30th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    A flow under pressure is called pipe flow while the flow occured due gravity is open channel flow. A partial flow in pipes is an open channel flow.

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