NUMERICAL FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION ANALYSIS OF PIPING SYSTEMS

A computer code for transient two-dimensional coupled hydrodynamic-structural response analysis of piping systems under the effect of internally travelling pressure pulses is described. Two dimensional hydrodynamic models for straight pipes, elbows, generalized piping component, tee branching junctions, and surge tanks are included and coupled together to form a general piping system that can be subjected to simultaneous pressure pulses. Options are provided in the generalized piping component; namely, interior rigid wall simulation, nine different exterior wall configurations, and heat exchanger tube bundle effects. Thus, it can be used in modelling of valves, pipe flow area changes and heat exchangers. A finite difference implicit Continuous Fluid Eulerian technique is used in the hydrodynamics for all models.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fluid Structure Interaction Phenomena in Pressure Vessel and Piping Systems presented at Winter Annual Meeting of ASME, Atlanta, Georgia, November 27-December 2, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Abdel-Moneim, M T
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00174268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM