Vol. 8 є 1, 2018 p 54-61


Article name, authors, abstract and keyword


Assessment of cracked pipe by Monte Carlo method subject to transient flow

Mohamed Hassani a, Omar Bouledroua b, Mohammed Hadj Meliani b,c, Mohamed Sadou b, Guy Pluvinage c

a Research Center in Industrial Technologies (CRTI), P. O. Box 64, Cheraga, Algiers, 16014, Algeria
b Hassiba Benbouali University, B. O. Box 151, Chlef, 02000, Algeria
c University of Lorraine, Île du Saulcy, Metz, 57045, France

DOI: 10.28999/2541-9595-2018-8-1-54-61

Abstract: The purpose of this works is to assess the risk of failure of cracked pipe due to fluid transient. A mathematical model has been established based on the mass and momentum conservation laws, the system of hyperbolic partial differential equations has been solved by the method of characteristics and a finite difference method to calculate the maximum pressure in the pipe. Afterwards, a finite element method have been used to perform a reliable assessment analysis of a cracked pipe used in water distribution by using Monte Carlo method and failure assessment diagram (FAD) tools to evaluate the safety factor from deterministic and probabilistic view points.

Keywords: Monte Carlo method, failure assessment diagram, water hammer, method of characteristics.

Reference for citing:
Hassani M., Bouledroua O., Hadj-Meliani M., Sadou M., Pluvinage G. Assessment of cracked pipe by Monte Carlo method subject to transient flow. Naukatekhnol.truboprov. transp. neftiinefteprod. = Science & Technologies: Oil and Oil Products Pipeline Transportation. 2018;8(1):54Ц61.

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