Darcy Friction Factor

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Darcy Friction Factor
Variable Instructions Datatype
`(Re)"Reynold's number"` Enter Reynold's number Decimal
EmilyB.Darcy Friction Factor

The Darcy Friction Factor is a dimensionless quanty used in the Darcy-Weisbach equation, for the description of friction losses in pipe flow as well as open-channel flow. It is four times larger than the Fanning friction factor.  The Darcy Friction Factor for laminar flow in a circular flow in a circular pipe (Reynold's number less than 2320) is given by the following formula: `f=64/(Re)` where:

  • `f` = Darcy Friction Factor
  • `Re` = Reynold's number


The formula and definition are from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darcy_friction_factor_formulae).