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Mass flow rate



Mass flow rate is the movement of mass per time. Its unit is mass divided by time - kilogram per second in SI units, and slug per second or pound per second in US customary units.

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Mass flow rate can be calculated from the density of the liquid (or gas), its velocity, and the cross sectional area of flow.

{\dot m} = {\rho \cdot V\cdot A}

where:

{\dot m} = mass flow rate
ρ = density
V = velocity
A = flow area

The mass flow rate can also be calculated by multiplying the volume flow rate by the density.

{\dot m} = {\rho \cdot Q}

where:

ρ = density
Q = volume flow rate

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