From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In hydrology, discharge is the volumetric flow rate of water that is transported through a given cross-sectional area. It includes any suspended solids (e.g. sediment), dissolved chemicals (e.g. CaCO3(aq)), or biologic material (e.g. diatoms) in addition to the water itself.
Correspondingly, what is the difference between viscosity and flow rate?
The two factors are cohesion and adhesion. Thicker fluids flow slower than thinner fluids. b) The flow rate and viscosity are connected because the viscosity of the fluid affects the flow rate. If a fluid has a low viscosity, it means that there will be a high flow rate.
What is flow rate of fluid?
In physics and engineering, in particular fluid dynamics and hydrometry, the volumetric flow rate (also known as volume flow rate, rate of fluid flow or volume velocity) is the volume of fluid which passes per unit time; usually represented by the symbol Q (sometimes V?). The SI unit is m3/s (cubic metres per second).
What is the difference between velocity and flow rate?
The first difference is that the fluid velocity is a vector, where as the fluid flow rate is not. The second is that the velocity is a well defined quantity. Velocity is how fast the water, air or other fluid is moving in a tube or other medium. Example: Mean water speed of 1 m/s in a pipe.