Experiments are performed to verify modeling techniques used in fluid-structure interaction codes that predict the response of liquid-filled piping systems to strong pressure pulses. Pressure pulses having a 150-μs rise time, a 2000-psi (13.8 MPa) magnitude, and a 3-ms duration are propagated into straight, water-filled Ni 200 pipes (3-in. (7.6-cm) O.D. 0.065-in. (0.165-cm) wall). Attenuation of the pressure pulse and the strain and deformation along the pipes are measured. The experiments are modeled in WHAM, a two-dimensional, finite-element, compressible fluid-structure interaction code. The experimental and analytical results are discussed in detail and are found to compare favorably.
Response of Water-Filled Thin-Walled Pipes to Pressure Pulses: Experiments and Analysis
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Romander, C. M., Schwer, L. E., and Cagliostro, D. J. (February 1, 1980). "Response of Water-Filled Thin-Walled Pipes to Pressure Pulses: Experiments and Analysis." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. February 1980; 102(1): 56–61. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3263302
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