“How can we control the flow of a fluid?”
Fluid flows can be used for a wide variety of processes, whether it be in regulating an HVAC system, maintaining a nuclear power plant, or operating a jet engine. However, sometimes we may have to modify the flow’s characteristics to fit our needs. So how can we accomplish this using our engineering mindset? Well, what if we were to make a tube of varying cross-sectional area that would force the fluid into changing? This is the fundamental idea behind a nozzle and is used in a wide range of engineering systems.