Unrestrained Pipe Expansion

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

Unrestrained Pipe Expansion formula

\(\large{ l_{ur} =  \frac { \Delta l  }   { \alpha \; \Delta T  }   }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ l_{ur} }\) = unrestrained pipe length

\(\large{ \Delta l }\) = pipe length change due to temperature change

\(\large{ \alpha }\)  (Greel symbol alpha) = thermal expansion coefficient

\(\large{ \Delta T }\) = temperature differential

 

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