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Grant Received for Swirling Pipe Flow Lab

Oral Roberts University Engineering Department was recently awarded a $5,000 grant for a Swirling Pipe Flow Laboratory from The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. This laboratory will be used by freshman to senior engineering majors to build and test a swirling pipe flow system.

Students working on this project will design a combined air and water pipe flow device with various pieces. They will design this device using SolidWorks software and will measure turbulence levels of the flow in the pipe.

Toward the end of the project students will test the flow quality of the pipe flow and perform velocity measurements in the pipe. This will be followed by a lab report about the entire project.