Pipe Networks

  • Nikolay Ivanov Kolev


The nuclear power plant consists not only of large and small components but also of a “forest” of interconnected pipes. Chapter 10 is devoted to the estimation of the accuracy of modeling of transient processes in pipe networks by using all the methods presented in this monograph. First, some basic definitions are introduced about pipes, axes in space, knots, diameters of pipe sections, reductions, elbows, creating a library of pipes, creating a subsystem network, and discretization of pipe networks for numerical treatment. Then seven interesting experiments are simulated and a comparison with measurements is presented in order to derive conclusions about the accuracy of the methods derived in this monograph.


Mass Flow Characteristic Point Pressure Wave Pressure Transient Pipe Network 
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  1. 1.ErlangenGermany

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