Darcy friction factor - Serghides's solution (Variable C)
In fluid dynamics, the Darcy friction factor formulae are equations that allow the calculation of the Darcy friction factor, a dimensionless quantity used in the Darcy–Weisbach equation, for the description of friction losses in pipe flow as well as open-channel flow.
The Darcy friction factor is also known as the Darcy–Weisbach friction factor, resistance coefficient or simply friction factor; by definition it is four times larger than the Fanning friction factor.
Serghides’s solution is used to solve directly for the Darcy–Weisbach friction factor f for a full-flowing circular pipe. It is an approximation of the implicit Colebrook–White equation. It was derived using Steffensen’s method.
The shown formula calculates the variable C in Serghides’s solution. The variable B in the formula is another variable in Serghides’s solution and can be calculated using the formula:
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|C||Variable in Serghides's solution (dimensionless)|
|ϵ||Pipe's effective roughness height (m)|
|D||Pipe's inside diameter (m)|
|B||Variable in Serghides's solution (dimensionless)|
|Re||Reynolds number (dimensionless)|