The phenomenon of pipe-whip is an interesting interaction between aspects of fluid mechanics, fracture mechanics and dynamic structural mechanics, any one of which constitutes a difficult problem in its own right. This article briefly mentions the first two fields of study, but the major part is devoted to the range of structural plasticity problems associated with the behavior of several of the restraint systems that have been described in the literature, and with the deformation of the pipe itself. Among the points covered are pipe fracture and blowdown reaction forces, restraint systems consisting of tension, compression or tubular systems, and structural analysis of pysing/restraint systems.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Chartered Mechanical Engineer|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1980|