Pipe Flow provides the information required to design and analyze the piping systems needed to support a broad range of industrial operations, distribution systems, and power plants. Throughout the book, the authors demonstrate how to accurately predict and manage pressure loss while working with a variety of piping systems and piping components.
The book draws together and reviews the growing body of experimental and theoretical research, including important loss coefficient data for a wide selection of piping components. Experimental test data and published formulas are examined, integrated and organized into broadly applicable equations. The results are also presented in straightforward tables and diagrams.
Sample problems and their solution are provided throughout the book, demonstrating how core concepts are applied in practice. In addition, references and further reading sections enable the readers to explore all the topics in greater depth.
With its clear explanations, Pipe Flow is recommended as a textbook for engineering students and as a reference for professional engineers who need to design, operate, and troubleshoot piping systems. The book employs the English gravitational system as well as the International System (or SI).
Keywords: pipe systems design, energy efficient design, pipe joint loss coefficients, pipe system configurations, hydraulic analysis of piping systems, piping systems hydraulic analysis, steam supply systems, piping component systems, hydraulic engineering, General & Introductory Mechanical Engineering, Power Technology & Power Engineering, General & Introductory Mechanical Engineering, Power Technology & Power Engineering