The pressure reduction effect in smooth piping elbows - revisited

A. Lubis, J.T. Boyle

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The aim of this paper is to revisit the pressure reduction effect in smooth piping elbows under moment loading. A brief review of historical studies and an explanation of the origins of the effect is followed by an overview of an extensive series of detailed finite element analyses, carried out by the authors, which re-examines the well known Rodabaugh and George design factors that are widely used in piping Design Codes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-125
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004


  • mechanical design
  • mechanical engineering
  • piping

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