Development of Flow in Tank Drainage

by David Burgreen, Engrg. Advisor; Nuclear Development Corp. of America, White Plains, N. Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 3, Pg. 13-28

Document Type: Journal Paper


Problem treated is generalization of practical problem dealing with shutdown of reactor by rapid draining of moderator or reflector liquid; study of development of velocity with time when valve at end of drain pipe is suddenly opened; effect of friction, pressurization, and length of drain pipe is examined.

Subject Headings: Drainage | Pipelines | Fluid velocity | Valves | Friction

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