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Re: Air Flow in a bypass valve

On Thu, 13 Nov 1997, Paul Heneghan wrote:

> Scott said:
> >>Air is a fluid by definition.
> I say:
> At my physics class at school I was told that "a fluid is a liquid or a 
> gas".  Before you all jump in and say "bxxxxxxs", I just checked it in the 

This is correct from a scientific standpoint.   Air and water are both 
fluids.    The state they are in can vastly affect their properties 
though.   Gaseous fluids are compressible.   Liquid fluids are not (well 
maybe slightly, but not really) compressible.   Both fluids can transfer 
heat, flow through pipes, etc, but the way they do this can be vastly 
different.   Keep that in mind.

Graydon D. Stuckey 
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