E. Kanai, T. Sawada, T. Tanahashi, T. Ando

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In order to find some fundamental effects and new applications of tapered pneumatic transmission lines, their dynamic characteristics are investigated, which is based on step pressure inputs. Various wave phenomena in a compound system of some tapered tubes, e. g. in the combination of tapered and linear tubes, in a tapered tube with an arbitrary cross-section, are theoretically and experimentally studied. The pressure histories are characterized by some dimensionless parameters, for example, which indicate the tapered effect of a tube, the effect of viscosity of a gas, the effect of capacity of a tank and so on. The period of pressure wave and the attenuation of pressure wave are largely influenced by these parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Dec 1

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    Kanai, E., Sawada, T., Tanahashi, T., & Ando, T. (1985). DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF PNEUMATIC TRANSMISSION LINES.. 109-114.