In this project, the goal is to apply the knowledge of fluid dynamics in order to determine the effect of two parameters (oil density and volume fraction) on how long will it take for an oil drop to rise a distance of 1m in an oil/water distribution.

In this part, the goal was to determine the effect of volume fraction on separation time. In order to determine the effect of volume fraction on settle-time, the density of oil was assumed to be constant with an average value of 900 kg/m3. Volume fraction was varied from a value of 0 to 0.5 and by using the Zigrang-Sylvester relationships provided by the instructor, the coefficients a,b and c were calculated. The settling velocity Uϕ was then determined by using the following relationship;

Uϕ = c – (c2 – a2)1/2

Finally, the time was determined for the oil drops to rise by a distance of 1m by using the following relationship;

Timesettle = Distance / Uϕ

Part 2:

In the 2nd part of the problem, the density of the oil drops was varied between 850 kg/m3 to 950 kg/m3 in order to determine the effect of varying oil density on settling time....

...1. Using diagrams and/or graphs, explain the following terms:
a. Pressure Head
pressure head [′presh·ər ‚hed]
(fluidmechanics)
Also known as head.
The height of a column of fluid necessary to develop a specific pressure.
The pressure of water at a given point in a pipe arising from the pressure in it.
b. Total Discharge Head
Total discharge head refers to the actual physical difference in height between the liquid level in the pit and the highest...

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1) fluid statics, the study of fluids at rest;
2) fluid kinematics, the study of fluids in motion;
3) fluid dynamics, the study of the effect of forces on fluid motion....

...WHAT IS FLUIDMECHANICS ?
FLUIED:
Any thing whose particles can move easily from one place to another that means shape can be easily changed upon the application of negligible force.
MECHANICS:
Study of response of bodies upon the application of force.
FLUIDMECHANICS :
Fluidmechanics may be defined...

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Flotation
The ability to maintain a stationary on the surface of the...

...CHAPTER 1: FLUID PROPERTIES
LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this topic, you should be able to: Define Fluid State differences between solid and fluid Calculate common fluid properties: i. Mass density ii. Specific weight iii. Relative density iv. Dynamic viscosity v. Kinematic viscosity
INTRODUCTION
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...ENT 310 FluidMechanics Midterm #1 – Open Book and Notes
Name _______________________
1. (5 pts) The maximum pressure that can be developed for a certain fluid power cylinder is 50.0 MPa. Compute the force it can exert if its piston diameter is 100 mm.
2. (5 pts) Calculate the weight (in Newtons) of 100 liters of fuel oil if it has a mass of 900 Kg.
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...Introduction to FluidMechanics
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