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Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
Gravity-fed water supply systems are vital in providing much of the developing world clean water. To correctly design and implement gravity-fed water systems, engineering students should understand both the continuity and energy equations. However, instead of trying to explain the often-challenging energy equation solely through the use of textbooks or PowerPoint presentations, a simple in-class demonstration can illustrate the relationships between the elevation head, pressure head, and velocity head terms. A solid understanding of these relationships will help cadets determine the hydraulic head of a system at any given point by developing a Hydraulic Grade Line (HGL), which is used to understand capabilities and constraints of a gravity fed system.
Mower, R. A., & Martinez, E., & Raby, L. M., & Boyle, J., & Pfluger, A. R. (2020, June), Making Water Work: An Energy Head Equation Demonstration Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34947
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