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An Application of Statistical Thermodynamics to an Open Flow System[
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Author(s)
Chukwuneke Jeremiah Lekwuwa, Achebe Chinonso Hubert, Okolie Paul Chukwulozie, Ajike Chinagorom Ogbu
KEYWORDS
Analytical Thermodynamics, Bernoulli Equation, Boltzmann Factors, Discharge, Energy, Grand Canonical Ensemble, Macroscopic Properties, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Thermodynamics
ABSTRACT
This research work, an application of statistical (analytical) thermodynamics to an Open flow system used the grand canonical ensemble to deal with the study of a liquid flow system. The essence was to understand and to interpret measurable macroscopic properties of materials and thus establish valid relationships among measureable variables in a statistical manner over time. A valid relationship with constant, ke between the energy (E) supplied to 2hp pump and the expected discharge (Q) at a 50mm riser was established. This thus reiterates the relationship among important variables for optimal outputs and longevity of the system. Asolute values of energy and the discharge quantities were obtained Eabs = 1305.512218 Joules and Qabs =0.009532011m3/s respectively
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