Nonlinear Pressure Wave Analysis by Concentrated Mass Model:(2nd Report, Modeling and Validity Verification of Branch Element)

Satoshi Ishikawa, Takahiro Kondou, Kenichiro Matsuzaki

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Abstract

A pressure wave propagating in a tube often changes to a shock wave because of the nonlinear effect of the fluid it is traveling through. The purpose of this study is to establish a practical analytical model to analyze this phenomenon. In previous reports, a concentrated mass model was proposed to analyze nonlinear pressure wave phenomena in a straight cylindrical tube. In this paper, the modeling of a branched junction is proposed. The model of the branched junction consists of masses, nonlinear pressure elements, base support dampers, and nonlinear dampers. The nonlinear damper is derived from the pressure loss at the branched junction. To confirm the validity of the proposed branch model, the numerical results obtained from the concentrated mass model are compared with the theoretical value of the transmission loss of a branch pipe. Additionally, an experiment on a sound tube with a branch pipe is performed and the experimental results are compared with the numerical result. All computational results agree very well with the theoretical value and the experimental results. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed branch model is valid for the numerical analysis of nonlinear pressure wave problem in a tube with a branch pipe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-659
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of System Design and Dynamics
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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