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Old   October 6, 2004, 15:45
Default Minor loss coefficients
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I'm looking for the ML coefficent for bends of less than 90 degrees in pipes and having trouble finding anything. I did find one article, the name escapes me atm, but the K numbers seemed very low, i.e. the K for a 135 degree bend was the same I'd seen in several articles for 90 degree bends.

Does anyone know a good sorse, or even a formula for calcuting the formula relative to changes in directions? I have seen several ML formulas related to pressure loss, but unfortunately I don't have ready access to a means to measure the pressure losses.

Any suggestions or help would be much appriciated.

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Old   October 6, 2004, 21:14
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Old   October 7, 2004, 07:57
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Man, that's disapointing.
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Old   October 7, 2004, 11:28
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WOOHOOO! I found what I was looking for!

The formula was:

K(angle)= K90 degree(square root of angle/90)

Too cool!!!
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