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Comparison of Experimental to Theoretical Pipe Strains During Water Hammer

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Robert A. Leishear

Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken, SC

Paper No. PVP2006-ICPVT-11-93522, pp. 13-22; 10 pages
  • ASME 2006 Pressure Vessels and Piping/ICPVT-11 Conference
  • Volume 3: Design and Analysis
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 23–27, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4754-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3782-3
  • Copyright © 2006 by Westinghouse Savannah River Company


Experimental strains during water hammer were compared to theoretical equations for strain. These equations were derived from the basic equations of motion, which lead to equations for the hoop stress and hoop strain. In this particular case, a sudden pressure increase traveling in a pipe was measured, and the hoop strains resulting from this fluid transient were also measured. Measuring the strains at numerous locations along the pipe permitted comparison of the strains as a function of position with respect to the fluid shock wave. This comparison of strains at different positions along the pipe permits analysis of the vibratory nature of the strain in the pipe wall. Essentially, the equations of motion provide an approximate technique to find the maximum stress and strain due to water hammer.

Copyright © 2006 by Westinghouse Savannah River Company
Topics: Water hammer , Pipes



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