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Never-graduating PhD student in Computational Fluid Dynamics with Combustion. Main interest is in Liquid Rocket Engines and real gas flows.


Feb
4
comment What is the velocity area method for estimating the flow of water?
Your last sentence is incorrect. If the area of the pipe varies and if we are still assuming an incompressible fluid (ie water to a good approximation), then velocity changes with area, not density.
Dec
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Dec
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Dec
19
revised Does opening the oven door heat the house more than if the door is closed?
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Dec
18
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Dec
18
answered Does opening the oven door heat the house more than if the door is closed?
Dec
18
answered This is going to sound really stupid. But how do I change my normal force?
Dec
18
answered I think there is something wrong with this problem. How do you know if the vertical acceleration is zero?
Dec
10
comment What is escape velocity? In reality, how can something no longer be under the gravitational influence of something else?
I'm pretty sure the infinity limit would be zero, even if it takes a LONG time to reach that. The only way it would converge towards a finite velocity would be if there was another force to balance gravity.
Dec
10
comment What is escape velocity? In reality, how can something no longer be under the gravitational influence of something else?
@DavidZaslavsky I meant radial in the referential of Earth. Surely the distance from the earth will keep on increasing for an object with an initial velocity higher than the escape velocity no?
Dec
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Dec
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answered What is escape velocity? In reality, how can something no longer be under the gravitational influence of something else?