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Title: Study of stored energy systems proposed for testing a pressure-regulating valve
Authors: United States. Defense Nuclear Agency.
Cheek, James B.
Keywords: Drop testing
Rotational dynamic analysis
Shock isolation systems
Pressure-regulating valve
Stored mechanical energy
Pressure valves
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-86-6.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Two systems using stored mechanical energy, rotational and translational (drop), were proposed for use in testing a high discharge, high-pressure-regulating valve. A computer-based dynamic analysis of those systems indicates the drop test system to be less costly, but near the practical limits of drop height and weight. The rotational system will exercise the valve for one-half of a pump cycle provided the pump begins at the start of a pump output cycle. The rotational system must be able to withstand very large forces. Neither system exercises the valve for enough time, but the rotational system appears to be capable of longer testing time.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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