Suppose that the free surface of the inlet reservoir in Prob. 1443 is 3.0 m lower in

Question:

Suppose that the free surface of the inlet reservoir in Prob. 14–43 is 3.0 m lower in elevation, such that z2 – z1 = 10.85 m. All the constants and parameters are identical to those of Prob. 14–43 except for the elevation difference. Calculate the volume flow rate for this case and compare with the result of Prob. 14–43. Discuss.

Data from Problem 14–43

A water pump is used to pump water from one large reservoir to another large reservoir that is at a higher elevation. The free surfaces of both reservoirs are exposed to atmospheric pressure, as sketched in Fig. P14–43. The dimensions and minor loss coefficients are provided in the figure. The pump’s performance is approximated by the expression Havailable = H0 – aV̇2, where shutoff head H0 = 24.4 m of water column, coefficient a = 0.0678 m/Lpm2, available pump head Havailable is in units of meters of water column, and capacity V̇ is in units of liters per minute (Lpm). Estimate the capacity delivered by the pump.

Data from FIGURE P14–43

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