Pipeline Engineering Reference from C.H.I.P.S.

of Pipeline Systems

by Bruce E. Larock,
Roland W. Jeppson
and Gary Z. Watters

The first of its kind, this modern, comprehensive text covers both analysis and design of piping systems.

Hydraulics of Pipeline Systems begins with a review of basic hydraulic principles, with emphasis on their use in pumped pipelines, manifolds, and the analysis and design of large pipe networks.

After the reader obtains an understanding of how these principles are implemented in computer solutions for steady state problems, the focus then turns to unsteady hydraulics. These are covered at three levels:

  • Situations in which inertial forces and elastic effect can be ignored-quasi-steady solutions

  • Situations that include inertial forces and techniques for solving systems of equations that describe time-dependent flows and pressures in large networks

  • Situations in which time-dependent changes are really rapid-true transient analyses that also include the elastic effect of liquid compression and pipe expansion


  1. Introduction

  2. Review of Fundamentals
    • The Fundamental Principles
    • Head Loss Formulas
    • Pump Theory and Characteristics
    • Steady Flow Analyses

  3. Manifold Flow
    • Introduction
    • Analysis of Manifold Flow
    • A Hydraulic Design Procedure

  4. Pipe Network Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Equations Systems for Steady Flow in Networks
    • Pressure Reduction and Back Pressure Valves
    • Solving the Network Equations

  5. Design of Pipe Networks
    • Introduction
    • Large Branched Systems of Pipes
    • Looped Network Design Criteria
    • Designing Special Components
    • Developing a Solution for any Variables
    • Higher Order Representations of Pump Curves
    • Sensitivity Analysis

  6. Extended Time Simulations and Economical Design
    • Introduction
    • Extended Time Simulations
    • Elements of Engineering Economics
    • Economic Network Design

  7. Introduction to Transient Flow
    • Causes of Transients
    • Quasi-Steady Flow
    • True Transients

  8. Elastic Theory of Hydraulic Transients (Water Hammer)
    • The Equation for Pressure Head Change ?H
    • Wave Speed for Thin-Walled Pipes
    • Wave Speeds in Other Types of Conduits
    • Effect of Air Entrainment on Wave Speed
    • Differential Equations of Unsteady Flow

  9. Solution by Method of Characteristics
    • Method of Characteristics, Approximate Governing Equations
    • Complete Method of Characteristics
    • Some Parameter Effects on Solution Results

  10. Pipe System Transients
    • Series Pipes
    • Branching Pipes
    • Interior Major Losses
    • Real Valves
    • Pressure Reducing Valves
    • Wave Transmission and Reflection at Pipe Junctions
    • Column Separation and Released Air

  11. Pumps in Pipe Systems
    • Pump Power Failure Rundown
    • Pump Startup

  12. Network Transients
    • Introduction
    • Rigid-Column Unsteady Flow in Networks
    • A General Method for Rigid-Column Unsteady Flow in Pipe Networks
    • Several Pumps Supplying a Pipe Lilne
    • Air Chambers, Surge Tanks and Standpipes
    • A Fully Transient Network Analysis

  13. Transient Control Devices and Procedures
    • Transient Problems in Pipe Systems
    • Transient Control

Numerical Methods
Pump Characteristic Curves
Valve Loss Coefficients

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