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Leçons sur les conduites

Nature volume 128, page 209 (08 August 1931) | Download Citation



THIS monograph gives an account of both experimental and theoretical researches carried out during the last twenty years on pipelines, mainly forming portions of hydraulic installations in south and central France. These researches chiefly concern the waves of pressure propagated along the pipelines, in consequence of the elasticity of their walls and the compressibility of water, when the flow of water is changed more or less suddenly, and also the resonance phenomena associated with these waves. The first chapter treats of pipelines of uniform cross-section and wall thickness, and the second with those of variable section and thickness. The third chapter deals with the effect of reservoirs of air connected with the pipelines, especially in damping down the waves. These three theoretical chapters comprise four-fifths of the book, the remaining portion being devoted to a very brief summary of the design and construction of pipelines subject to high pressures and of the accidents to which they are liable. The book is clearly written and should prove of great interest to hydraulic engineers, as well as to mathematicians interested in the practical applications of hydrodynamics.

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