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Kevin-Newcastle

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Hi there,

I am by no means a mathematician, I am currently working on a project to improve the safety of gas distribution systems in multi occupancy developments. I am hitting a bit of a wall regarding converting displacement onto force.

I am trying to calculate the stress applied to a point in a section of steel pipe work (point A on the sketch attached).

I can calculate the thermal expansion of the vertical 2” steel pipe and the total displacement (6.6mm).

Unless I’m wrong, the force on point A is dependent on the amount of displacement on the 2” steel (6.6mm 2” steel pipe), length of the off take (640mm of 3/4 steel pipe) and the flexibility of the material being used.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kev

I am by no means a mathematician, I am currently working on a project to improve the safety of gas distribution systems in multi occupancy developments. I am hitting a bit of a wall regarding converting displacement onto force.

I am trying to calculate the stress applied to a point in a section of steel pipe work (point A on the sketch attached).

I can calculate the thermal expansion of the vertical 2” steel pipe and the total displacement (6.6mm).

Unless I’m wrong, the force on point A is dependent on the amount of displacement on the 2” steel (6.6mm 2” steel pipe), length of the off take (640mm of 3/4 steel pipe) and the flexibility of the material being used.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kev