Osborne Reynold Demonstration
Vertical test section fed from header tank with stilling media
Bellmouth entry to smooth flow
Dye injection system allows flow visualisation
Quick release fitting for easy connection to hydraulics bench
Educational Software available as an option.
The equipment operates in a vertical mode. A header tank containing stilling media provides a constant head of water through a bellmouth entry to the flow visualisation pipe. Flow through this pipe is regulated using a control valve at the discharge end.
The flow rate of water through the pipe can be measured using the volumetric tank (or measuring cylinder) of the Hydraulics Bench. Velocity of the water can therefore be determined to allow calculation of Reynolds’ number.
The equipment uses a similar dye injection technique to that of Reynolds’ original apparatus to enable observation of flow conditions.
Test pipe diameter: 10.0mm
Length of test pipe: 700mm
Dye reservoir capacity: 0.45 litres