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Comparison of ICEPEL Predictions With Single-Elbow Flexible Piping System Experiment

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M. T. A-Moneim, Y. W. Chang

Reactor Analysis and Safety Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill. 60439

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 101(2), 142-148 (May 01, 1979) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454613 History: Received November 28, 1978; Online October 25, 2010

Abstract

The ICEPEL Code for coupled hydrodynamic-structural response analysis of piping systems is used to analyze an experiment on the response of flexible piping systems to internal pressure pulses. The piping system consisted of two flexible Nickel-200 pipes connected in series through a 90-deg thick-walled stainless steel elbow. A tailored pressure pulse generated by a calibrated pulse gun is stabilized in a long thick-walled stainless steel pipe leading to the flexible piping system which ended with a heavy blind flange. The analytical results of pressure and circumferential strain histories are discussed and compared against the experimental data obtained by SRI International.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
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