Models for Analysis of Water Hammer in Piping With Entrapped Air

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M. A. Chaiko, K. W. Brinckman

PPL Corporation, Nuclear Technology Group, Allentown, PA 18101

J. Fluids Eng 124(1), 194-204 (Oct 30, 2001) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1430668 History: Received January 23, 2001; Revised October 30, 2001
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Schematic of gas-liquid system
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Computational grid for method of characteristics solution of model I equations
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Comparison of peak gas pressure predicted with models I, II, and III against experimental data of Lee and Martin 5. Initial gas pressure is 0.101 MPa (14.7 psia) and liquid pressure at pipe inlet is 0.608 MPa (88.2 psia)
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Temporal response of dimensionless gas pressure for λ=0.1,δ=5, and P0=6.89 MPa (1000 psia)
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Peak gas pressure predicted with models I, II, and III as a function of λ and initial air pressure with δ=5
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Temporal response of dimensionless gas pressure for λ=0.98,δ=5, and P0=6.89 Mpa (1000 psia)



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