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Research Papers: Design and Analysis

Estimation of Point Vibration Loads From Field Measurements for Industrial Piping

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S. Saha

 JEC-(Piping Division) Reliance Refinery, Jamnagar, Gujarat 361140, Indiasubratap_saha@ril.com

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 131(3), 031206 (Apr 15, 2009) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3109986 History: Received December 21, 2007; Revised October 17, 2008; Published April 15, 2009

Estimation of point loads on a span for a vibrating pipe has been done with the help of boundary measurement of slope data. The approach is based on the theory of inverse force identification for hyperbolic systems. Depending on the form of the forcing function, which also satisfies some continuity conditions, an exact determination is possible. Though restrictive in its formulation some applications are still possible. A typical case for harmonic excitation of a pulsating reciprocating compressor has been shown as an illustration.

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Compressor discharge header piping

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