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Dynamic Modeling of Capsule Separator for Control of Hydraulic Capsule Pipelines

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Hongliu Du, Satish S. Nair

NSF Capsule Pipeline Research Center and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 121(2), 233-241 (Jun 01, 1999) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2802460 History: Received June 02, 1997; Revised November 09, 1998; Online December 03, 2007

Abstract

Hydraulic capsule pipelines concepts are novel as compared to existing commercial pipeline systems. The complexity of such novel systems places greater demands on sensing, automation, and control strategy design for such systems as compared to existing commercial pipeline systems. These issues, as well as hydraulic design automation and control strategies, are reported. A novel capsule separator design has also been proposed to ensure reliable functioning of ‘booster’ stations for such pipelines. Detailed dynamic modeling of the proposed capsule separator is performed for generating design and control guidelines. Validation of the overall hydraulic capsule pipeline design and control, and limited validation of the proposed capsule separator subsystem, are provided using a prototype hardware computer controlled pipeline model.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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