# Resistance Coefficient

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Dimensionless Numbers

Resistance coefficient, abbreviated as K, a dimensionless number, is how much resistance to the flow an obstacle has.  This is the opposite of flow coefficient which is how much flow capacity an obstacle allows.

## Resistance Coefficient formula

 $$\large{ K = f_d \; \frac {l} {d} }$$

### Where:

$$\large{ K }$$ = resistance coefficient

$$\large{ f_d }$$ = Darcy friction factor

$$\large{ d }$$ = inside diameter of pipe

$$\large{ l }$$ = lenght of pipe

$$\large{ \frac{l}{d} }$$ = equivalent length of the obstruction (dimensionless)