Computation of mass flow rates and pressure losses in branched pipeline networks
Abstract
A computer program calculating the mass flow rates and the pressure losses in the branches of a branched pipeline network is discussed. The program assumes a quadratic relation between the mass flow rate and the pressure loss in a branch. A set of equations containing the unknown mass flow rates is solved with the aid of the NewtonRaphson iteration method. The program was tested on two cooling system networks.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 November 1981
 Bibcode:
 1981STIN...8317827M
 Keywords:

 Computer Programs;
 Mass Flow Rate;
 Networks;
 Pipe Flow;
 Pipelines;
 Pressure Gradients;
 Synthesis;
 User Manuals (Computer Programs);
 Computation;
 Cooling Systems;
 Iterative Solution;
 Nonlinear Equations;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer