Transients in Empty Pipes Subject to Rapid Filling

by Constantine N. Papadakis, Colorado State Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Fort Collins, CO, USA,
Douglas Hollingshead, Colorado State Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Fort Collins, CO, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: A mathematical model was developed to simulate the pipe filling process and the pipe forces based on incompressible water column theory. The method easily accomodates appropriate boundary conditions. The resulting equations are solved numerically. Comparison with an approximate method in the case of typical condensate demineralizer drain system indicates that the mathematical model results in a more realistic design of the pipe restraints.

Subject Headings: Mathematics | Mathematical models | Hydrologic models | Water pipelines | Simulation models | Structural models | Columns

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