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Fluid Mechanics, Water Hammer Dynamic Stresses, and Piping Design.

FLUID MECHANICS, WATER HAMMER DYNAMIC STRESSES, AND PIPING DESIGN ROBERT A. LEISHEAR ASME Press, Two Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016-5990. 2013.

WATER HAMMER MAY BE DEFINED AS AN EXTREME FLUID TRANSIENT, occasionally recognized by loud banging, or hammering sounds, which are caused by flow rate changes and resultant pressure surges. The terms "fluid transient" and "water hammer" are frequently used interchangeably. The primary purpose of this text is to provide practicing engineers with the analytical tools required to identify water hammer concerns and prevent equipment damage and personal injury. The principles of pipe system design with respect to fluid mechanics, valves, and pump operations are followed by basic structural piping design principles, water hammer theory, pipe system dynamics, and failure analysis. This text is intended for practicing engineers in the power and process piping areas. Relevant industries include power companies and utilities; pressure technology, valve, and pipe manufacturers; and petrochemical processing facilities. The text integrates multiple structural and fluids engineering disciplines to illustrate the principles of troubleshooting pipe systems for fluid flow problems and pipe failures.

446 PAGES. $169; ASME MEMBERS, $135. ISBN; 978-0-7918-5996-4.

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