Selecting Controls for Water Distribution Systems

How to Improve Control of Flow and Reduce Cavitation

Laplace Valve Stroking for Complex Piping Systems
LaPlace valve stroking to control water hammer is applied in complex piping systems with friction and without friction. Two types of system are analyzed. The law of operation of the valves...

Testing of Outlet Works Emergency (Guard) Gates Under Unbalanced Head Conditions — Background and History
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has responsibility for ensuring the proper operation, maintenance, and safety of over 300 dams and reservoirs throughout the 17 Western States. Storage of...

Testing Outlet Works Gates and Valves at USBR Dams Under Unbalanced-Head Conditions: Tieton Dam Unbalanced-Head Gate Test
The Tieton Dam outlet works installation geometry is the most common type used in U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) earthfill dams. An emergency guard gate is located in a gate chamber...

Testing Outlet Works Gates and Valves at USBR Dams Under Unbalanced Head Conditions: Close-coupled Guard and Regulating Gates at Yellowtail and Flaming Gorge Dam
Part of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) program for unbalanced testing of outlet works guard gates and valves at its dams involves testing facilities with 'close-coupled' guard and...

Laplace Valve Stroking to Control Water Hammer
The method of Laplace valve stroking to control water hammer is presented. Attention is directed to the most frequently encountered of the simple systems: a single pipe originating at...

Hydraulic vs. Mechanical Drives for Steel Structures

Aeration Using the Howell-Bunger Valve

A Hydraulic Study of Venous Valve Closure
The functions of the veins is to convey blood from the periphery to the heart. The distribution and transportation of blood between different parts of the body is regulated by a host of...

Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve: In Vitro Flow Studies
Using an in-vitro approach, the goal of this study was to determine and to characterize the mechanism of systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy....

Leakage Characteristics of the St. Jude Heart Valve
The requirement for anticoagulant therapy in patients implanted with mechanical heart valve prostheses is well known. A plausible explanation for this requirement is that the leakage flow...

Lumped Parameter Model for the Dynamics of the Pulmonary Circulation
The pulmonary circulation is a low pressure system such that respiration has an important effect on pulmonary hemodynamics and has to be taken into account when predicting its behavior....

On-Orbit Chipless Cutting and Tube Welding in Space Station Freedom
Micro-gravity and strict environmental constraints of the laboratory, Habitation and other manned structures which comprise Space Station Freedom demand investigation into innovative processes...

Computer Modeling as a Tool for Selecting Appropriate Air Valves for Pipeline Surge Protection
Waterhammer in water or wastewater pipelines is caused by events such as a pump power failure and can have potentially damaging effects on the pipeline or pipeline hardware. In particular,...

Rocky Mountain Pump-Turbines and Related Mechanical Equipment
The Rocky Mountain powerplant will have three reversible, single stage, vertical shaft pump-turbine units, each having a maximum output of 321 MW generating and a maximum pumping capacity...

TransAct: An Interactive Transient Analysis Program for Pipelines
The program TransAct is designed to analyze a wide range of transient responses that may have been caused by a complex combination of control actions. For example, there may be the simultaneous...

Model Study of a Hurricane Surge Barrier Gate Valve
Physical model studies were conducted to determine the hydraulic performance of a unique vertical butterfly-gated structure. These studies were also used to determine the torque on the...

Evaluation of Automatic Earthquake Shutoff Valve Performance and Recommendations for Future U.S. Standards
Increasing interest of local and state government has developed in recent years regarding legislation requiring automatic shutoff valves for natural gas lines as well as lines containing...

Pressure Control Studies for PG&E's 20 MW Grizzly Hydroelectric Project
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Grizzly Hydroelectric Project consists of a single 20 MW Francis turbine under 700 feet head located near the existing Bucks Creek Project....

 

 

 

 

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