# Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions - Discussion

Discussion Forum : GATE Exam Questions - Section 1 (Q.No. 5)

5.

In a steady radial flow into an intake, the velocity is found to vary as (1/

*r*^{2}), where*r*is the radial distance. The acceleration of the flow is proportional toDiscussion:

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Desalegn Degu said:
5 years ago

For this

a = V^2/r.

Here, V = 1/r^2 hence,

a = [(1/r^2)^2]/r,

= (1/r^4)/r.

a = 1/r^5.

a = V^2/r.

Here, V = 1/r^2 hence,

a = [(1/r^2)^2]/r,

= (1/r^4)/r.

a = 1/r^5.

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Phani said:
6 years ago

Simple V = d/t,

Given V = 1/r^2 and d = r,

Substitute t = r^3,

Now a = V/t = 1/r^5.

Given V = 1/r^2 and d = r,

Substitute t = r^3,

Now a = V/t = 1/r^5.

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Gourab said:
3 years ago

a= v(dv/ds) + dv/dt

As steady flow is taking place, dv/dt=0.

a= v (dv/ds).

now, v= k/r2.

dv/ds= dv/dr= -2k/ r3.

therefore, a varies as 1/r5.

As steady flow is taking place, dv/dt=0.

a= v (dv/ds).

now, v= k/r2.

dv/ds= dv/dr= -2k/ r3.

therefore, a varies as 1/r5.

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Blackie said:
3 years ago

Yes, 1/r5 is correct.

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Aki said:
5 years ago

Well explained, Thanks @Desalegn Degu.

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Niki said:
6 years ago

I agree @Maha.

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Kumari juhi said:
7 years ago

a = V2/r = (1/r2)2/r = 1/r5.

Maha said:
6 years ago

Thanks for explaining the answer.

Nanu said:
6 years ago

dr/dt = - constant / r*r.

To find the acceleration, we want to differentiate the velocity with respect to time. That is:

a = d/dt(dr/dt). = - constant * d/dt(1/r*r)

Now, if f is a function of r, then d/dt(f) = df/dr * dr/dt and so;

a = - constant * d/dt(1/r*r) = - constant * ( -2 / r*r*r) * (-constant) / r*r.

a = -2 * velocity^2 / r = - 2 * constant^2 / r*r*r*r*r.

So the acceleration is proportional to 1 / (r*r*r*r*r).

To find the acceleration, we want to differentiate the velocity with respect to time. That is:

a = d/dt(dr/dt). = - constant * d/dt(1/r*r)

Now, if f is a function of r, then d/dt(f) = df/dr * dr/dt and so;

a = - constant * d/dt(1/r*r) = - constant * ( -2 / r*r*r) * (-constant) / r*r.

a = -2 * velocity^2 / r = - 2 * constant^2 / r*r*r*r*r.

So the acceleration is proportional to 1 / (r*r*r*r*r).

M.naresh said:
6 years ago

We know the radial acc is=V2/r .(1/(r2)2*r=1/r5.

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