What is the thickness of a syrup film as it drains at a rate of 1 gpm down a flat surface which is 6 in. wide and is inclined at an angle of 30o from the vertical? (5 p/100p) The syrup has a viscosity of 100 cP and a specific gravity of 0.9. In the laboratory, there is a fluid with a Âµ=70 cP and SG=1 and a 1 ft wide plane inclined at an angle of 45o from the vertical.
a) At what flow rate, in gpm, would the laboratory conditions simulate the specific conditions?
b) If the thickness of the film in the laboratory is 3 mm at the proper flow rate, what would be the thickness of the film be for the 100 cP fluid at the specified conditions?