Short tutorial on how to calculate flow rate of a pipe with a neat example and formula.
In Engineering Physics, Flow Rate is the volume of fluid which passes per unit time. The volumetric flow rate is usually represented by the symbol Q (sometimes VÌ‡).
Flow Rate of a Pipe Q = Area x Velocity
Let us learn here how to calculate flow rate of a pipe with a neat example.
Example: Consider that the area of the water as it flows through the pipe is 0.240 m2, with a velocity of 5.00 m/s. Calculate Flow Rate.
Area = 0.240 m2
Velocity = 5 m/s
Applying the values in the flow rate of a pipe formula, we get,
Pipe Flow Rate Q = Area x Velocity
Pipe Flow Rate Q = 0.240 x 5
Pipe Flow Rate Q = 1.20 m3/s