I want to calculate the flow rate of a liquid (very high viscosity, but we can assume laminar flow, for now, so I get an idea of how to go about this problem) I understand that I have to use Poiseuille's equation to calculate the flow rate along a tube length, L. A good example is already in this answer: link
However, the syringe I need to model has a long straight metal nozzle after the barrel, so I need to account for the flow area changes.
I know the applied pressure is 250 kPa in the barrel. Could I use the equation:
Flowrate = [πr4(P−P0)]/8ηl
to calculate the flow rate in the barrel, then use the equation:
V1A1 = V2A2
to calculate the new flow rate in the nozzle?
However, should the P0 term in P−P0 be different from [applied pressure - atm pressure] between the interface of the barrel and the nozzle?
I understand it that there should be 3 different Ps in the system. P2 at the interface between the piston and the top of the barrel when it meets the liquid, P1 at the interface between the bottom of the barrel and the top of the nozzle where the flow area changes, and P0 at the end of the nozzle which is atmospheric pressure.
I am a little stuck because I don't know how to find P2 if that is the case...