Conservation of Mass for a Control Volume
Conservation of Mass is one of the fundamental equations of fluid dynamics. In its simplest form, this important equation states that there is no change in mass as a function of time. The conservation of mass equation for a control volume is derived using Reynolds Transport Theorem.
The extensive property associated with the conservation of mass equation is the mass, m. The conservation of mass requires that the mass, m, does not change with time.
The corresponding intensive property is obtained by dividing the mass by the mass and multiplying by the density, . This gives
The Conservation of Mass equation for a control volume is obtained using the Reynolds Transport Theorem