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11.7: Fanno Flow

Fig. 11.19 Control volume of the gas flow in a constant cross section for Fanno Flow.

This adiabatic flow model with friction is named after Ginno Fanno a Jewish engineer. This model is the second pipe flow model described here. The main restriction for this model is that heat transfer is negligible and can This model is applicable to flow processes which are very fast compared to heat transfer mechanisms with small Eckert number. This model explains many industrial flow processes which includes emptying of pressured container through a relatively short tube, exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, compressed air systems, etc. As this model raised from the need to explain the steam flow in turbines.


  • 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.