How fast is the water moving?
Your low-flow showerhead is delivering water at 0.90×10−4m3/s, about 1.5 gallons per minute.
If this is the only water being used in your house, how fast is the water moving through your house's water supply line, which has a diameter of 0.021 m (about 3/4 of an inch)?
- billrussell42Lv 72 years ago
first I have to figure out what you mean by 0.90×10−4m3/s
literally, that is 0.9x6 = 5.4m3/s = 3•5.4m/s or 16.2 m/s
1.5 gal/min = 0.00009464 m³/s, perhaps that is what you mean?
cross-sectional area of pipe is πr² = 0.0105²π = 0.0003464 m²
so you have a a flow of 0.00009464 m³/s flowing through an area of 0.0003464 m²
they divide to 0.00009464 m³/s / 0.0003464 m² = 0.273 m/s