Water Hammer Phenomena in Industrial Piping Systems

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Water hammer phenomena in Piping Systems
Joukowsky equation
The concept of cavitation and how it relates to water hammer
Unbalanced forces resulting from pressure waves
Water hammer risks & scenarios


  • Basic understanding of pipe flow is beneficial


In this course, you will obtain a solid understanding of what Water Hammer really is. Related courses explain more about the theory behind this phenomenon and give you suggestions on good design practices and analysis methods.

Content module 1
1.1 - What is water hammer?

1.2 - Friction: damping & line-packing

1.3 - the Joukowsky equation

1.4 - Unbalanced forces due to water hammer

1.5 - Cavitation in piping

1.6 - Cavitation in elevated piping sections

1.7 - Calculating the wave speed

1.8 - Water hammer scenarios and risks

Who this course is for:

  • Students and Professionals working with piping systems


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After working as an engineering consultant in the Oil&Gas industry for 6+ years, Luuk became head of production at EngineeringTrainer where he realizes high-end online courses for engineering professionals. He holds a masters degree in Applied Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology. As an engineer, Luuk worked on a multitude of projects related to Pipe Stress Engineering for both static and dynamic loading conditions, Transient Flow-calculations (surge/water hammer), the design, installation supervision and quality inspection of Fiberglass Reinforced Piping (FRP) systems and Finite Element Analysis of heat exchangers and pressure vessels. During these years Luuk quickly became a trainer on the topics of EN13480, EN13445, CaesarII, FRP Engineering and more.

Luuk's background in engineering combined with his passion for teaching enables you to get the most out of his courses

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