Calculating hydraulic transient forces and generating a force-time history file is one of the many unique features of PIPENET Transient Module. Problems caused by transient flow in piping systems such as pressure surge and water hammer can cause both high pressures and high forces. Hydraulic transient forces can be both large and they could be oscillating, which presents additional challenges to engineers designing such systems.
- For more technical details about defining a force in PIPENET read our technical document How to Define a Force in PIPENET Transient Module.
The powerful capability of PIPENET Transient Module to calculate hydraulic transient forces and to generate a force-time history file is used in tandem with pipe stress analysis programs. Leading pipe stress analysis software programs have an interface with PIPENET.