Dynamic characteristics of pneumatic transmission lines.

E. Kanai, T. Sawada, T. Tanahashi, T. Ando

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In order to determine fundamental effects and to allow new applications of tapered pneumatic transmission lines, their dynamic characteristics were investigated, using step pressure inputs. Various wave phenomena in a compound system of tapered tubes, e.g. in the combination of tapered and linear tubes, and in a tapered tube with an arbitrary cross section are theoretically and experimentally studied. The pressure histories are characterized by dimensionless parameters, for example, which indicate the tapered effect of a tube, the effect of viscosity of a gas, the effect of capacity of a tank and so on. The period of the pressure wave and the attenuation of the pressure wave are strongly influenced by these parameters. (A)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIN
Subtitle of host publicationFLUID CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT, (TOKYO, JAPAN: SEP. 2-6, 1985), M. HARADA (ED.)
PublisherPergamon Press
Volume1 , Oxford, U.K., Pergamon Press, 1986, p.123-128. (ISBN 0-08-031681-6)
ISBN (Print)0080316816, 9780080316819
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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