The Continuity Principle

  • Bernard Le Méhauté
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The principle of continuity expresses the conservation of mass in a given space occupied by a fluid. The simplest, well-known form of the continuity relationship in elementary fluid mechanics expresses that the discharge for steady flow in a pipe is constant; that is, ρVA = constant, where A is the cross-sectional area of the pipe and V is the mean velocity.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Le Méhauté
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  1. 1.Tetra Tech, Inc.PasadenaUSA

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