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Apologies, as I can see from searching that this is a common question, but I'm still in my first week of using Mathcad. I am using the Colebrook White equation to find the friction factor of a pipe. The solver has returned an answer, but I am unable to find how to use this answer in the rest of my worksheet. I have defined my roughness, diameter and reynolds number already  and want to use the friction factor in subsequent formulae.
Many thanks in advance
Mark
Your solve block is set up incorrectly.
You say you have calculated Reynolds number  then it must be above the Solve block and all other variables used in the Solve block.
Mike
Right, I'm assuming you want to calculate the friction factor for each Reynolds Numbers (Generating and Pumping), therefore I have turned the solve block into a function so each Reynolds number value can be called.
Mike
Thanks for your reply Mike. Your solution seems to be working well, but is it possible to calculate separate friction factors for both pumping and generating? I know these will be virtually identical, but it's for a Master's project, so not a real world scenario. Would I need 2 solve blocks to achieve this?
Thanks
Mark
Just played with it and got it to work with one solve block, many thanks!
Just played with it and got it to work with one solve block, many thanks!
No problem Mark, glad your got the answer.
Mike
Mike, thanks for your help previously. I have now edited some of the preceding formulae, turning them into matrices to enable a sort of parametric approach. However this has stopped my solve block working. How do I enable my solve block to return an answer in matrix form? I had a look at previous forum posts but was unable to decode the answer!
Mark
Mark McMullan wrote:
How do I enable my solve block to return an answer in matrix form?
Mark
Use an index (a range variable) to get them automatically calculated one at a time. See attached.
Alan
Hi Alan, thanks for that. I have tried to apply that logic, and yet again have come across another stumbling block that I can't figure out! The turbine power (Pt) doesn't seem to vary correctly. I would like to alter the reservoir volume (Vru) and the elevation difference (delta_h) and get a 5x5 matrix of the other calculations (such as Pt). That would inform me of the optimal reservoir and head combination. Do you know what I've done wrong?
File attached.
Thanks
Mark
You need another index!
Alan
Hero! Nice one, getting the hang of this thing now...Ain't easy to learn!
Thanks
Mark
Ok, I'm officially cracking up. For some reason it is not able to calculate ff(re_g) anymore. Sorry for all the trouble, do you know of a good tutorial that would get all this straight in my head rather than trial & error, and the help of the people on this forum?!
Mark
Mark McMullan wrote:
Ok, I'm officially cracking up. For some reason it is not able to calculate ff(re_g) anymore. Sorry for all the trouble, do you know of a good tutorial that would get all this straight in my head rather than trial & error, and the help of the people on this forum?!
Mark
Make ff a function of Dp also  see attached.
Keep going  you'll get there eventually!
Alan
Im using Mathcad 14 and would love to open this file, can someone please convert it to a mcd or some other format i'd be able to open on my "nonprime" version please?
Well, you can try the demo version of Mathcad Prime 1.0, you can download it here: http://www.ptc.com/products/mathcad/mathcadprime10/freetrial.htm
Also, I attached below the exported files from Prime 1.0 in both PDF and XPS format.