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How is mean velocity for an internal flow defined?

    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee
      How is mean velocity for an internal flow defined?
    • Karthik R
      Administrator

      The mean velocity, for internal flows, characterizes the flow. It is defined as:

      m_dot = rho * U_avg * A_c

      where:

      m_dot - mass flow rate

      rho - density

      U_avg - mean velocity

      A_c - cross-sectional area


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