Evaluations of loss coefficient and entrance length in the inlet region of a channel are presented. Correlations and numerical values of these quantities are provided for Reynolds number ranging from 0.01 to 2200. The results provide an accurate benchmark for engineering design.
Accurate Evaluation of the Loss Coefficient and the Entrance Length of the Inlet Region of a Channel
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division March 31, 2000; revised manuscript received January 14, 2002. Associate Editor: U. Ghia.
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Sadri, R. M., and Floryan, J. M. (August 19, 2002). "Accurate Evaluation of the Loss Coefficient and the Entrance Length of the Inlet Region of a Channel ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. September 2002; 124(3): 685–693. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1493813
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