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Section summary |
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1. Introduction |

2. Diagram |

The friction factor is used to calculate the pressure drop due to
the flow of a fluid in a pipe. It represents the interaction in
between the fluid and the pipe. **There are different ways to
calculate it, one can be graphical, using a Moody graph.
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**Note that the friction factor used here is
Darcy (also called Darcy-Wesibach or Moody) friction factor.
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The Moody diagram helps to answer very quickly to the following question : what is the friction factor in pipes ?

This diagram has been generated using Churchill correlation.If one wants to calculate the Fanning friction factor, the results of this graph must be divided by 4.

How to calculate the relative
roughness ? The relative roughness is calculated by dividing the pipe
roughness ε over the pipe diameter D

Pipe roughness = ε / D