RESEARCH PAPERS: Additional Technical Papers

Pressure Surge Propagation in Thick-Walled Conduits of Rectangular Cross Section

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A. R. D. Thorley

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The City University, London, England

C. Guymer

B. P. Trading Ltd., London, England

J. Fluids Eng 98(3), 455-459 (Sep 01, 1976) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3448364 History: Received August 15, 1975; Online October 12, 2010


This paper discusses the propagation of pressure surge phenomena in liquids contained in thick-walled pipes and ducts of rectangular cross section. It is shown that the effects of shear forces and side wall elongation should be considered in calculating the velocity of surge propagation in such conduits. Experimental data from three pipelines are included and compared with the theoretical predictions.

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