Theoretical derivation of local resistance coefficient of sudden expansion tube is presented. Several assumptions are analyzed in the theoretical derivation. That the head loss shall be neglected is affirmed. Experimental data proves that the pressure before and after sudden expansion section is basically the same. That the friction force on the side face of control body is neglected is denied and it is pointed out that such neglect is the main cause for error between theoretical calculation and actual measurement. Experimental device for measuring local resistance coefficient is designed in combination with theoretical derivation process. Optimal gradually varied flow section is selected after sudden expansion pipe in Bernoulli equation based on variation of piezometer tube head. It is pointed out in accordance with experimental data analysis that the value of local resistance coefficient of sudden expansion tube determined through experimental data is closer to the actual situation during pipeline design.
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Li, Y. , Wang, C. and Ha, M. (2015) Experimental Determination of Local Resistance Coefficient of Sudden Expansion Tube. Energy and Power Engineering, 7, 154-159. doi: 10.4236/epe.2015.74015.
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