Note: Everything we do assumes fluid is non-viscous and incompressible. Physics 101: Lecture 25 Fluids in Motion: Bernoulli’s Equation. Today’s lecture will cover Textbook Sections 11.7-11.10 Fluids in motion: Continuity & Bernoulli’s equation.
Note: Everything we do assumes fluid is non-viscous and incompressible.
Suppose you float a large ice-cube in a glass of water, and that after you place the ice in the glass the level of the water is at the very brim. When the ice melts, the level of the water in the glass will:
1. Go up, causing the water to spill out of the glass.
2. Go down.
3. Stay the same.
FB =W gVdisplaced
W = ice gVice Vdisplaced = Vice under water =Vicerice/rW
Every fluid particle passing trough the same point in the stream has the same velocity.
Streamlines are used to visualize the trajectory of fluid
particles in motion. The velocity vector of the fluid
particle is tangent to the streamline.
The fluid velocity can vary from point to point along a
streamline but at a given point the velocity is constant in
If a certain mass of fluid enters a pipe at one end at a
certain rate, the same mass exits at the same rate
at the other end of the tube (if nothing gets lost in
between through holes, for instance).
Mass flow rate at position 1 = Mass flow rate at position 2
r1 A1 v1 = r2 A2 v2
r A v = constant along a tube that has a single entry
and a single exit point for fluid flow.
A stream of water gets narrower as it falls from a faucet (try it & see).
This phenomenon can be explained using the equation of continuity
The water's velocity is increasing as it flows down, so in order to compensate for the increase in velocity, the area must be decreased because the density*area*speed must be conserved
applied to fluid flow :
Difference in pressure => net force is not zero => fluid accelerates
Pressure is due to collisional forces which is a nonconservative force:
Wnc = (P2-P1) V
Consider a fluid moving from height h1 to h2. Its total mechanical
energy is given by the sum of kinetic and potential energy. Thus,
Wnc = Etot,1 –Etot,2 = ½ m v12+m g h1 –( ½ m v22+m g h2)