Masters Theses

Abstract

"This thesis presents an analysis of the flow characteristics through a water pressure regulator. Characteristic curves of the relationship between pressure drop through the regulator and flow through the regulator are developed. To further analyze these relationships, a least squares computer analysis was used to develop equations to fit these curves. An investigation into the modes of dissipating pressure energy in this type of regulator tends to indicate that a significant portion of the energy is lost through viscous shearing action in the area of high turbulence. The aforementioned characteristic curves also showed definite critical pressure points in the form of a leveling off portion of the higher end of each curve. A limiting pressure drop was reached for each setting of the seat opening. An equation which can be used to predict this critical pressure point for any seat opening is developed in this thesis"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Edwards, Charles L., 1934-

Committee Member(s)

Rhea, L. G.
Kerr, Richard H., 1907-1980
Bayless, Jerry Roger

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

v, 38 pages

Rights

© 1965 Anthony Lee Jatcko, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Flow meters
Least squares -- Computer programs
Pressure vessels

Thesis Number

T 1740

Print OCLC #

5967488

Electronic OCLC #

796945771

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