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# Flow and Momentum

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A hot gas stream enters a uniform diameter return bend as shown. The entrance velocity is 100 f/s, the gas density is .02lbm/cubic ft. and the mass flow rate is 1 lbm/cubic ft. The gas is cooled before exiting the bend and exits the bend at a density of .06 lbm/cubic ft. The pressures at the entrance and exit of the bend are equal and are equal to atmospheric pressure. Find the force required to hold the bend.

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A hot gas stream enters a uniform diameter return bend as shown. The entrance velocity is 100 f/s, the gas density is .02lbm/cubic ft. and the mass flow rate is 1 lbm/cubic ft. The gas is cooled before exiting the bend and exits the bend at a density of .06 lbm/cubic ft. The pressures at the entrance and exit of the bend are equal and are equal to atmospheric pressure. Find the force required to hold the bend.x
Solution:
We will work in SI and finally we will convert in British System as well.
We denote:
V1 = inlet speed of the gas , V1 = 100 ft/s = 100*0.3048 m/s = 30.48 m/s
ρ1 = gas density at the inlet, ρ1 = 0.02 lbm/ft3 =
= 0.02*(0.4536 kg)/(0.3048m)3 = 0.3204 kg/m3.
ρ2 = gas density at the exit, ρ2 = 0.06 lbm/ft3 = 0.9612 kg/m3.
Mg = mass flow rate of gas, Mg = 1 lbm/s = 0.4536 kg/s

(note: in the text of problem is stated Mg = 1 lbm/cubic ft which is not correct, mass flow rate must be considered in mass units per second)
Q = volumetric ...

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This in-depth solution has an annotated diagram and step-by-step calculations and explanations to determine the force required to hold the bend. All workings and formulas are included.

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