Sudden Enlargements in Pipelines

by J.W. Ball,


Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 4, Pg. 15-28


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract:

Study of hydraulic characteristics of sudden enlargements formed by placing orifices and valves in pipe lines; efficiency of sudden enlargements as energy dissipators, their cavitation potential, and methods for preventing cavitation damage to downstream water passage walls; characteristics of enlargements placed in series to dissipate energy of high head flows, and application to turbine bypasses.



Subject Headings: Pipelines | Cavitation | Energy dissipation | Hydro power | Energy methods | Energy efficiency | Valves | Hydraulics

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