Lagrangian modelling of fluid transients in pipelines with entrapped air

D.Q. Hou, Song Wang, A.C.H. Kruisbrink, A.S. Tijsseling

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Pressure surges with large entrapped air bubbles at a dead pipe end arc difficult to simulate within an Eulerian framework, when both water/air interface movement and liquid compressibility are taken into account during the transient event Interface tracking strategies have to be used, which is often complicated and time consuming. In the paper a Lagrangian model for this problem is proposed arid solved by the second-order accurate (in space) meshless corrective smoothed particle method (CSPM) The significance of the method is that it directly approximates the Lagrangian form of the waterhammer equations on time-dependent domains with non-linear downstream boundary conditions The accuracy of the model is demonstrated by a comparison with conventional numerical solutions The model is shown to be straightforward and efficient and it is used to assess the influence of liquid compressibility on pressure surges when air pockets are present in the pipe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBHR Group - 12th International Conference on Pressure Surges, 18-20 November 2015, Dublin, Ireland
Place of Publications.l.
PublisherBHR Group Limited
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781510817180
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event12th International Conference on Pressure Surges - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 18 Nov 201520 Nov 2015


Conference12th International Conference on Pressure Surges


  • CSPM
  • Entrapped air.
  • Lagrangian particle model
  • Transient
  • Waterhammer


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