ANALYSIS OF A PIPE RESTING ON WINKLER FOUNDATION AND CONVEYING A NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID

  • S. I. KUYE Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • M. A. SULAIMAN Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
Keywords: fluid, pipe, deformation, Winkler foundation, instability

Abstract

Fluid conveyance pipes are subject to vibration and the attendant dynamic stresses lead to instability and sometimes failure. The fluid inside the pipe dynamically interacts with the motion of the pipe, therefore, the material properties of the fluid are expected to play important roles on it. This paper analyzed the deformation of a pipe resting on Winkler foundation and conveying a non-Newtonian fluid. Euler-Bernoullis beam and plug flow models are employed in this work. The resulting transverse differential equation was non-dimensionalized, discretized and solved by means of the finite element method. Effects of the fluid materials and other flow conditions were computed and their implications on the pipe integrity analyzed. Natural frequency increased with flow index, Winkler foundation and mass ratios. Critical velocity also increased with Winkler foundation.

Author Biographies

S. I. KUYE, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

M. A. SULAIMAN, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, College of Engineering and Environmental Studies,

Published
2017-03-19
How to Cite
KUYE, S. I., & SULAIMAN, M. (2017). ANALYSIS OF A PIPE RESTING ON WINKLER FOUNDATION AND CONVEYING A NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID. LAUTECH Journal of Engineering and Technology, 11(2), 34-45. Retrieved from http://laujet.com/index.php/laujet/article/view/224