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Unrestrained Pipe Expansion Contraction Equations Formulas Design Calculator

Fluid Mechanics Hydraulics

Equations are for unrestrained change in pipe length due to change in temperature.


Solving for coefficient of thermal expansion.

coefficient of thermal expansion


thermal expansion coefficients (α)
ABS pipe (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) 5.5 x 10-5
Aluminum Pipe 1.3 x 10-5
Ductile Iron Pipe 5.8 x 10-6
HDPE Pipe (High density polyethylene) 1.2 x 10-4
PVC Pipe (Polyvinyl Chloride) 3.0 x 10-5
Steel Pipe 6.5 x 10-6


Inputs:

pipe length change (ΔL)
unrestrained pipe length (LUR)
temperature change in fahrenheit (ΔT)



Conversions:

pipe length change (ΔL)
=0
=0
inch
unrestrained pipe length (LUR)
=0
=0
inch
temperature change in fahrenheit (ΔT)
=0
=0


Solution:

coefficient of thermal expansion (α)
=NOT CALCULATED 


Other Units:



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References - Books:

National Resources Conservation Service. National Engineering Handbook. 1995. United States Department of Agriculture.
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