A Modified Gibbs Experiment

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F. Babina

Western Union Telegraph Co., New York, N. Y.

M. J. Levy

Newark College of Engineering, Newark, N. J.

J. H. Potter

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N. J.

J. Eng. Ind 88(3), 278-282 (Aug 01, 1966) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3670944 History: Received August 08, 1965; Online December 08, 2011


Experiments were conducted on the effects of the shift of the gas mass from the high-pressure to the low-pressure sides of a divided vessel, with communication by (a) bursting diaphragm and (b) bypass valve. Analytical solutions indicate the true complexity of the problem and the need for transient force and pressure information.

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