Mechanical Engineering - Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics - Discussion


A siphon is used to connect two reservoirs at different levels intervened by a high ridge.

[A]. True
[B]. False

Answer: Option A


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Siddharth said: (Oct 22, 2013)  
In practical siphons, atmospheric pressure pushes the liquid up the tube into the region of reduced pressure at the top of the tube in the same way as a manometer, and indeed the maximum height of a siphon is the same as the height of a manometer exposed to the atmosphere, because they operate by the same mechanism. The reduced pressure is caused by liquid falling on the exit side.

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