Accession Number : ADA183606

Title :   Investigation of Structure/Fluid Interaction in Piping Systems Using an Intensity Measurement Approach.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Oct 85-Sep 86,

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD PROPULSION AND AUXILIARY SYSTEMS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Carroll,G P

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Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : Methods for measuring both acoustic and vibrational power flow in piping systems are presented. A non-invasive dynamic pressure sensor for this application is hypothesized and a prototype based on polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) piesoelectric film strip is developed. Acoustic intensity measurements made in a straight pipe section indicate measurable interaction with the pipe wall along its length corresponding to acoustic column resonance mode shape. difficulties are encountered in implementing structural intensity measurements for verifying energy flow paths for this particular experimental configuration. PVDF strip prototype indicates excellent capabilities for noninvasive measurement of dynamic pressure inside pipe at low frequencies. Future investigations on a similar system with a 90 degree elbow are discussed.

Descriptors :   *PIPING SYSTEMS, *FLUID FLOW, *PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCERS, *DYNAMIC RESPONSE, ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT, ACOUSTIC SIGNALS, ACOUSTIC WAVES, DYNAMIC PRESSURE, ENERGY TRANSFER, FLOW, FLOW FIELDS, FLUIDS, INTENSITY, INTERACTIONS, LOW FREQUENCY, MEASUREMENT, PIPES, PIPING SYSTEMS, POWER, PROTOTYPES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, VIBRATION, WALLS

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE