Equation of Continuity? What is a Nozzle?
Last updated on March 22nd, 2023 at 07:31 am
What is the Equation of Continuity?
Definition: The rate at which the mass of fluid enters a system is equal to the rate at which the mass of fluid leaves the system is called the equation of continuity.
The equation of continuity proves the law of conservation of mass and it is applied to tubes, pipes, ducts with flowing fluids or gases, and many more.
What is a Nozzle?
It is a device used to control the direction or characteristics of fluid flow especially to increase the velocity of the fluid. Nozzles are used to change the speed, direction, shape, and pressure that emerges from them.
Uses of the nozzle in the ship:
- Fire hydrants
2. Fuel nozzles in the engine to atomize and vapourize the fuel for efficient combustion in the engine.
3. In a gas turbine for increasing or decreasing the flow of steam.