1-055-S-WaterFallingInCone

By Brian Winkel

SIMIODE, Cornwall NY USA

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Abstract

We offer an opportunity to model the height of a falling body of water in a right circular cone (funnel) and to estimate an appropriate parameter based on data collected from a video of the experiment found on YouTube. This is an application of Torricelli's Law.

There are three videos associated with this Modeling Scenario and all are available on SIMIODE YouTube Channel:

Capture-3 YouTube Version

SlowMoCapture-1 YouTube Version

SlowMoCapture-2 YouTubeVersion

and as streaming videos or down loads in this Modeling Scenario under the Supporting Docs Tab above:

Capture-3

SlowMoCapture-1

SlowMoCapture-2

In all videos the dimensions of the cone are:

     top radius of the right circular cone,  R = 4  cm,
     height of the right circular cone,  H = 9 cm, and
     radius of hole at bottom tip of the cone, r_C = 0.4 cm.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Brian Winkel (2016), "1-055-S-WaterFallingInCone," https://www.simiode.org/resources/1536.

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