A sequence of analytical solutions explore the spectrum of response patterns expected for unsteady elastic-compressible flow in pipes. Complete analytical details of the solutions are provided, together with specific suggestions for an associated set of analytical benchmark tests. Illustrations of predicted response patterns provide the basis for a discussion of many significant physical aspects and their representation in discrete numerical codes. An evaluation of the incompressible flow approximation completes the discussion.
Research Article|July 01 2004
Analytical solutions for unsteady pipe flow
Journal of Hydroinformatics (2004) 6 (3): 187-207.