Venturi Effect

The Venturi effect is a phenomenon in fluid dynamics named after Italian physicist Giovanni Battista Venturi. It describes the reduction in pressure that occurs when a fluid, such as air or gas, flows through a constricted section of a pipe. In the context of gas burners, the Venturi effect is utilized in the burner’s design to regulate the mixture of air and gas. As gas flows through a narrow section, the speed of the gas increases, creating a low-pressure area. This low pressure draws in and mixes with the surrounding air, creating a well-mixed fuel-air mixture. The balanced mixture is then ignited to produce a controlled and efficient flame in gas burners, allowing for more precise and effective combustion in various applications such as heating and cooking appliances.