On identification of leaky pipeline parameters via Monte Carlo simulation

Kamal A.F. Moustafa, Samir A. Emam, Yousef S. Haik

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In this study, a numerical simulation using inverse pipeline analysis is conducted for the localization and quantification of leak using minimum number of measurement points of a leaky pipeline. The friction coefficient and leak cross section area were also identified by window marching technique using only the pressure head at one end of the pipeline and the flow rate measurements at the other end of the pipeline. The Monte Carlo simulation approach is applied to identify the pipeline parameters by minimizing an objective function that represents the mismatch between the measured and numerically modeled pipeline variables. The simulation results are able to identify and localize the leak location as well as the friction coefficient and leak across section area. The effect of additive measurement noise on the leak localization accuracy is also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventASME 2011 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2011Jul 21 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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