Experimental investigation of wave scattering effect of pipe blockages on transient analysis

Huanfeng Duan, P. J. Lee, J. Tuck

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This paper investigates experimentally the wave scattering effect of rough blockages in the pipeline and its impacts on the transient analysis for pipe systems. Two experimental configurations of rough blockages (hard gravels and fibrous materials) are considered in this study to examine the wave scattering effect on transient wave propagation. The results obtained in the experiments are used to validate and verify the findings of previous numerical and analytical studies. The results of this study can provide fundamental understanding and profound implications to practical applications such as transient-based pipe system design and pipe blockage detection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1314-1320
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event16th International Conference on Water Distribution System Analysis, WDSA 2014 - Bari, Italy
Duration: 14 Jul 201417 Jul 2014


  • Experimental verification
  • Pipe blockage
  • Transient analysis
  • Wave propagation
  • Wave scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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