# Parallel pipeline flow rate

#### doskdan

Hello to everybody,

The problem is given here: My diagram is here: Per problem question, do we need to find Q2 and Q3 which is governed by Q1=Q2+Q3?

I am also stuck with the absence of data for viscosity and diameter. How to manage them?

Can we express the equation given in the problem in terms of heads?

Thanks

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#### ChipB

PHF Helper
You can determine a value for $$\displaystyle \frac {d^4}{\mu}$$ from the intial data of Q, L, and $$\displaystyle \Delta p$$. Then after the 2nd pipe is added you have:

$$\displaystyle Q = \frac {\pi d^4 (\Delta P_1)}{128 \mu (12.8\ Km)} = 2 \frac {\pi d^4 (\Delta P_2)}{128 \mu (19.2\ Km)}$$

Combine this with $$\displaystyle \Delta P_1 + \Delta P_2 = 34\ bar$$

and you can solve for Q.

#### doskdan

You can determine a value for $$\displaystyle \frac {d^4}{\mu}$$ from the intial data of Q, L, and $$\displaystyle \Delta p$$. Then after the 2nd pipe is added you have:

$$\displaystyle Q = \frac {\pi d^4 (\Delta P_1)}{128 \mu (12.8\ Km)} = 2 \frac {\pi d^4 (\Delta P_2)}{128 \mu (19.2\ Km)}$$

Combine this with $$\displaystyle \Delta P_1 + \Delta P_2 = 34\ bar$$

and you can solve for Q.
Thanks a lot for your help.