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Advanced Fluid Mechanics
C1 – Compressible Flow Unit
C2 – Subsonic Wind Tunnel
C3-MKII – Multi-Pump Test Rig
C4-MKII – Multi-Purpose Teaching Flume
C6-MKII – Fluid Friction Measurements
C7-MKII – Pipe Surge & Water Hammer Apparatus
C9 – Comprehensive Flow Meter Demonstration
C10 – Laminar Flow Table
C11 – Pipe networks accessory
C15 – Computer Controlled Subsonic Wind Tunnel
C16 – Hydrogen Bubble Flow Visualisation System

Fluid Friction Measurements

The Armfield C6-MKII-10 Fluid Friction Measurements unit provides facilities for the detailed study of fluid friction head losses, which occur when an incompressible fluid flows through pipes, fittings and flow metering devices.

A wide range of measurements, demonstrations and training exercises are possible with the equipment:

· Confirming the relationship between head loss due to fluid friction and velocity for flow of water
· Determining the head loss associated with flow through a variety of standard pipe fittings
· Determining the relationship between pipe friction coefficients and Reynolds’ number for flow through a pipe with roughened bore
· Demonstrating the application of differential head devices in the measurement of flow rate and velocity
· Providing practical training of pressure measurement techniques
· Enhancing understanding of the hydraulic principles involved through the use of complementary computer software

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C3 Multi-Pump Test Rig

The Armfield Multi-Pump Test rig can accommodate both rotodynamic and positive displacement pumps, and is supplied with the most common example of each type as standard (ie a centrifugal pump and a gear pump).

A range of other pump types are available as accessories, (including axial, turbine, flexible impeller, diaphragm and plunger, plus a second centrifugal pump for series/parallel demonstrations). Up to four pumps can be accommodated simultaneously within the rig for use within a single laboratory period, and each can be run without disconnecting any pipework or connections. Further pumps can also be easily interchanged.