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Bernoulli Effect


“This experiment is showing an hydrodynamic paradoxon. In fluid dynamics, Bernoulli's principle states that for an inviscid flow, an increase in the speed of the fluid occurs simultaneously with a decrease in pressure or a decrease in the fluid's potential energy.Bernoulli's principle is named after the Dutch-Swiss mathematician Daniel Bernoulli who published his principle in his book Hydrodynamica in 1738.”

Description of the Experiment

A plate of smooth material was in the middle of an outflow of compressed air. It will be formed horizontally, so that the air escapes downwards. A loose plate is the same size, it will hang parallel to the central level under the first. It is expected, first, that the second plate is pushed away from the airflow. Instead, it is pressed against the outflow opening, even if it still adheres to a weight below. To avoid that the air flow is interrupted, spacers between the plates are mounted.

Safety Information

No safety information needed. This experiment is very safe.

Equipment and materials

- compressed air

- smooth plates

- tripod

- weights

- piece of paper


experiments/bernoulli-effect.txt · Last modified: 2016/04/28 01:06 by svrijn
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