Learning all about hydraulics and fluid dynamics.
This is a page from my workbook.
You can see where I’ve been using the Hazen-Williams Equation to work out friction losses.
And today, we have been working on the Benoulli Equation to show how the speed of a fluid will increase or decrease inline with a change in it’s potential energy.
And whilst those around me are all using the calculator function on their phones, I have been using my trusty calculator from my college days. It’s interesting to see that – like me – it’s not as fast at working out these big sums as its more modern counterparts.
I’m happy to admit, that I’m struggling with it all, a bit. And even when I think I’ve done one easily and sit back smugly, it normally turns out that I have made a stupid mistake somewhere along the line, which has left me with a result that is nowhere near what it should be.
Whilst I was no Carol Vorderman, or Rachel Riley (I’ve got better legs), I was reasonably good at maths, back in the day.
Where did it all go?