Friction Loss Calculator

Friction Loss Formula:(hl)=ƒ ×( LD  )× (V22*g  )

Enter the unknown value as ‘ x ‘

Enter Friction Factor(f)=
Enter Pipe Length(L)= m
Enter Pipe Diameter(D)= m
Enter Flow Velocity(V)= m/s
Enter Head Loss due to Friction (hl)=

x =


Friction Loss Calculator is a free online tool that displays the loss of pressure in the pipe. BYJU’S online friction loss calculator tool makes the calculation faster and it displays the friction loss in a fraction of seconds.

How to Use the Friction Loss Calculator?

The procedure to use the friction loss calculator is as follows:

Step 1: Enter the pipe length, diameter, fluid velocity, friction factor, and x for the unknown in the input field

Step 2: Now click the button “Calculate x” to get the friction loss

Step 3: Finally, the friction loss in the pipe will be displayed in the output field

What is Meant by Friction Loss?

The friction loss is defined as the loss of the pressure or the “head” that occurs in the pipe due to the effect of viscosity of the fluid near the surface region of the pipe. In fluid flow, friction loss is an important factor. Generally, friction converts mechanical energy into heat energy. Because of this conversion of energy, by the time water reaches the nozzle, it has lost its pressure. The different types of friction are static friction, fluid friction, sliding friction and rolling friction.

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