## Flow Net

** The network formed by the flow lines** and is the pattern which shows the path of flow as well as the dissipation of potential in a system of seepage through a layer of soil.

### 8 Properties of Flow Net

**Following 8 properties of flow net are described below**

- The flow lines and equipotential lines
to each other*meet at right angles* - Two flow line
*never cross each other.* - Two equipotential lines
*never cross each other.* - Flow and equipotential lines are
*smooth curves.* - The quantity of water flowing through each flow channel is the same.
- The same
between the successive equipotential lines.*potential drop occurs* - Two flow lines or equipotential line
*never start from the same point.* - Smaller the field, greater will be a
*hydraulic gradient.*

*Read also:*

**Role of Water in Compaction Of Soil**