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Type: Conference paper
Title: Detection and location of a partial blockage in pipeline systems using damping of fluid transients
Author: Wang, X.
Lambert, M.
Simpson, A.
Citation: Critical transitions in water and environmental resources management, 2004 / Gerald Sehlke, Donald F. Hayes, and David K. Stevens (eds.): pp.1-10
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Issue Date: 2004
ISBN: 0784407371
Conference Name: World Water and Environmental Resources Congress (2004 : Salt Lake City, Utah)
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Xiao-Jian Wang, Martin F. Lambert, and Angus R. Simpson
Abstract: A new blockage detection method using blockage-induced transient damping is developed based on a linear analytical solution for the transients in a pipeline with a blockage. The linear analysis indicates that pipe friction damping on a pipe transient is exactly exponential, while the blockage damping is exponential for each of the individual harmonic components. For each individual component, the blockage-induced damping depends on the blockage magnitude and position and is independent of measurement location and the transient event. The proposed blockage detection method is successful in detecting, locating and quantifying a pipe blockage based on the laboratory experiments.
Description: Paper presented at the 6th Annual Symposium on Water Distribution Systems Analysis which formed part of the 2004 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress
Rights: © 2004 American Society of Civil Engineers
RMID: 0020075557
DOI: 10.1061/40737(2004)475
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