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# Critical Flow Calculator

Flow can be defined as the amount of fluid that passes through a surface at a certain point of time. The ratio of the inertial force to the gravitational force representing the different flow on a free surface is the froude number. If the froude number is less then 1, it is subcritical, greater than 1 it is supercritical and when equal to 1, it is critical. This calculator is used to find the state of flow based on the froude number with gravity, velocity and depth.

## Find Critical, Subcritical or Supercritical Flow

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Flow can be defined as the amount of fluid that passes through a surface at a certain point of time. The ratio of the inertial force to the gravitational force representing the different flow on a free surface is the froude number. If the froude number is less then 1, it is subcritical, greater than 1 it is supercritical and when equal to 1, it is critical. This calculator is used to find the state of flow based on the froude number with gravity, velocity and depth.

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#### Formula:

F = u / (√ ( g * h ) ) Where, F = Froude Number u = Velocity of the Flow g = Acceleration of Gravity h = Depth of Flow Relative to the Channel Bottom

William Froude derived the froude number who gave the speed-length ratio and hence froude number is based on ratio.