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Homework Help: Most effective Surge Tank location

  1. Sep 25, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In the figure, where would be the most effective location to place the water hammer amestor (surge tank)?


    -Location A
    -Location B
    -Location C
    -Anywhere would be fine
    -Do not care
    -A combination of the above answers.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I believe location A would be the best because that is where the pressure wave would be maximum, as energy will dissipate by the time it gets to either B or C. However, due to the elevation, I'm concerned about cavitation at B, and think putting the surge tank there would prevent possible cavitation. Any input would be awesome, thanks.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
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