Re: re- maths on falling water.
Marcelo Puhl ( (no email) )
Sat, 16 Jan 1999 00:29:21 -2
> To drop water 4000 feet, you would have to start with an awful wide pipe, I
> forgotten what the drag factors are but quite enormous over long length's I
> should have the formula's somewhere, (I used to sell pumps )! but probably no
> longer in my possession. I'll see if I can get my hands on the friction tables
> for various pipes. Steel ones are less efficient that p.v.c and alkathene is
> somewhere in between.
That would be a VERY THICK pipe to handle the pressure at the bottom end !