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Piping elbow centroid

  1. Mar 6, 2010 #1
    Looking for 90 degree pipe elbow centroid Excel or MathCAD calculation.
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  3. Mar 8, 2010 #2
    Why don't you draw a Cad model and 4m there u may know the exact location of centroid...
  4. Mar 8, 2010 #3


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    You could write an integral, or just use excel to do a discrete sum. Since the elbow is simply an body of revolution about a fixed point in space, you summation will be something along the lines of the radius of the bend times a tapered cylinder.

    The centroid of that "slice" will just be a function of theta (i.e [tex]\bar{x}=r\sin\theta\,\,\,\,\bar{y}=r\cos\theta[/tex]).
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