# velocidad de flujo / caudal

## English translation: speed of flow / flow rate

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 Spanish term or phrase: velocidad de flujo / caudal English translation: speed of flow / flow rate Entered by:

 01:55 Mar 8, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Petroleum Eng/Sci
 Local time: 05:59
 speed of flow / flow rate Explanation:Speed of flow - how fast the fluid is moving (in the centre of the pipe) Flow rate - how much fluid flows through the pipe in a given time--------------------------------------------------Note added at 16 mins (2007-03-08 02:11:33 GMT)--------------------------------------------------A bit of fluid dynamics - in so-called lamellar flow, when all the fluid is flowing smoothly in one direction and not stirring around (turbulent flow), then the fluid at the wall of the tube does not move at all, but the speed of flow increases as you move away from the wall. A bigger tube would allow faster flow in the middle at the same pressure (because it is farther from the wall). Here they must be measuring how fast the fluid is flowing (in the "middle") and how much fluid passes through the pipe in total in a given time.--------------------------------------------------Note added at 1 hr (2007-03-08 03:47:58 GMT)--------------------------------------------------See: http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/152.mf1i.spring02/R...--------------------------------------------------Note added at 10 hrs (2007-03-08 12:00:42 GMT)--------------------------------------------------One more thought - units "speed (of flow)" has units of length/time (e.g. cm/s) "flow rate" will have units of volume/time (e.g. cm3/s)
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BristolTEc
Local time: 04:59
 Muchas gracias. Tu explicación de dinámica de fluidos me ayudó mucho4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

4 +2speed of flow / flow rate
 BristolTEc
1 +5flow rate / outflow
 Margarita M. Martínez

6 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +5
flow rate / outflow

Explanation:
Just an idea...

 Margarita M. MartínezLocal time: 06:59Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in category: 7

agree
 3 mins
-> Gracias, Henry

agree
 5 mins
-> Gracias, Coral

agree  Yaotl Altan: Hace falta más autoestima :) Tu respuesta es para un 5
 14 mins
-> Gracoas, Yaotl. (A esta hora mi autoestima ya está durmiendo y me deja trabajando sola. ;p

agree
 38 mins

agree
 5 hrs

9 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
speed of flow / flow rate

Explanation:
Speed of flow - how fast the fluid is moving (in the centre of the pipe)
Flow rate - how much fluid flows through the pipe in a given time

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 16 mins (2007-03-08 02:11:33 GMT)
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A bit of fluid dynamics - in so-called lamellar flow, when all the fluid is flowing smoothly in one direction and not stirring around (turbulent flow), then the fluid at the wall of the tube does not move at all, but the speed of flow increases as you move away from the wall. A bigger tube would allow faster flow in the middle at the same pressure (because it is farther from the wall).

Here they must be measuring how fast the fluid is flowing (in the "middle") and how much fluid passes through the pipe in total in a given time.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 1 hr (2007-03-08 03:47:58 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

See:
http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/152.mf1i.spring02/R...

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Note added at 10 hrs (2007-03-08 12:00:42 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

One more thought - units
"speed (of flow)" has units of length/time (e.g. cm/s)
"flow rate" will have units of volume/time (e.g. cm3/s)

 BristolTEcEcuadorLocal time: 04:59Native speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in category: 8
 Muchas gracias. Tu explicación de dinámica de fluidos me ayudó mucho

agree  Tim Jenkins: by far the best answer!
 5 hrs
-> Many thanks, Tim

agree  Noni Gilbert: The distinction is good
 6 hrs
-> Many thanks

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