Revista de Ingeniería
Print version ISSN 0121-4993
AVILA RANGEL, Humberto and GONZALEZ BARRETO, Carolina. Determination of parameters of leaks for longitudinal faults, in connections and PVC pipe joints. rev.ing. [online]. 2006, n.24, pp. 15-22. ISSN 0121-4993.
In general, the pipes and fittings leaks are analyzed like an orifice leak. However, each kind of failure has a particular equation with variable discharge coefficient and exponent. The leak discharge is related with the failure area, but many times it is not possible to calculate this component. Hence, the leak equation must be related with known variables like the pipe diameter or characteristic length of a failure.
Keywords : Leaks; water distribution network.