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6.1.5: Momentum For Steady State and Uniform Flow

The momentum equation can be simplified for the steady state condition as it was shown in example 6.3. The unsteady term (where the time derivative) is zero.

Integral Steady State Momentum Equation

\[
    \label{mom:eq:govSTSF}
    \sum\pmb{F}_{ext} + \int_{c.v.} \pmb{g} \,\rho\, dV - \int_{c.v.}\pmb{P}\,dA + \int_{c.v.}
    \boldsymbol{\tau}\,dA = \int_{c.v.} \rho\, \pmb{U} U_{rn} dA  \tag{15}
\]

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  • Dr. Genick Bar-Meir. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later or Potto license.