Calculating Pressure, Pipe Measurement, and Flow Rate Requirements for a Non-Newtonian Fluid
When pumping fluids over long distances, the required pressure, pipe diameter, and flow rate is calculated. For non-Newtonian fluids, it is sufficient to consider them as power law fluids, in terms of processing, due to the shear rates.
Malvern presents an example of a shampoo product being transported through a straight pipe with a radius of 0.0125m and a length of 10m.
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