## Abbot Power Plant’s Piping Problem

*Real-world fluid mechanics problem-identification and -solving*

### Problem Survey

Team field trip to the Abbot power plant to investigate the potential cause of the piping problem. Energy grade line and hydraulic grade line drawings were analyzed.

### Analysis

Step-by-step how we determined the pressure, velocity, and energy in the piping system.

### Recommendation

How can this problem be solved? Possible improvement is provided.

## Bottle Rocket Theory

*We didn’t build a rocket, but we know how it works.*

### Journal References

We referenced over five scholarly journals in order to grasp the mechanics and know which theorems we should be including.

### Rocket Mechanics

Step-by-step how we determined the path of the rocket, incorporating the volume of water, compressed air pressure, drag, and more.

### Modeled Data

Graphs, tables, and variables using the equations from Rocket Mechanics to visualize a real rocket.

### Design Challenge

How can we reduce drag to make the bottle go as high as possible?

## REFLECTIONS

What did we learn?

How does this fit into ABET?

## WHAT IS THIS?

### Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

TAM 335 with Leon Liebenberg

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

**Mini-Project 1: Water Bottle Rocket***The purpose of this project was to use journal articles to aid in characterizing and analyzing a water propelled bottle rocket, pressurized with air.*

**Mini-Project 2: Abbot Power Plant***This project included an investigation at the Abbot Power Plant of pipe cavitation. Energy analysis was conducted using Bernoulli’s equation and suggestion on avoiding cavitation was given. *

**Both these projects were selected to receive the Gold Award. Gold Awards are chosen based on teams that go “way-beyond the required work (in terms of quality and quantity), and originality.”**

### Who

**Team L1**

**Angela Chan **angelac4@illinois.edu

**Yuqi (Viola) Wang** yuqiw4@illinois.edu

**Lucas Hopper** lhopper2@illinois.edu

**Alex Zhao** wenjian2@illinois.edu