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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PIPE FLOW AND OPEN CHANNEL FLOW

The basic Differences between pipe flow and open channel Flow  are given below

Pipe Flow :

pipe-vs-open-channel

Open Channel Flow :

No. OPEN CHANNEL  FLOW PIPE FLOW
1 Flow occurs due to gravity . Flow occurs due to different in pressure .
2 The maximum velocity occurs at a little distance below the water surface. The maximum velocity occur at the center of the pipe .
3. Cross section of open channel can be trapezoidal, triangular,rectangular ,circular etc. Cross section of pipe generally round .
4. HGL(Hydralic Gradient Line ) coincide with water surface line. HGL(Hydralic Gradient Line ) do not coincide top surface of the water

I just add four basic difference between pipe flow and open channel flow here . If you want to add some please ,post your comment below .

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