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friction head

noun
1.
(in a hydraulic system) the part of a head of water or of another liquid that represents the energy that the system dissipates through friction with the sides of conduits or channels and through heating from turbulent flow.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Several of the common equations for calculating friction head loss in closed-pipe systems are presented.
  • Locating the new facility closer to the primary water demand area significantly decreased the pipe friction head loss.
  • In a transition section, additional head loss is usually involved over the friction head loss.
  • friction head loss was measured with differential manometers in two horizontal test sections.

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