Barlow's Formula

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

Barlow's Formula

Barlow's Formula ( \(Ba\) ) relates to burst pressure, the point just before or at when a pipe or tubing fails under pressure.

Barlow's formula

\(p_b = \frac{2  S  t}{d} \;\) 


\(p_b\) = burst pressure

\(S\) = force maximum allowable tensile strength

\(t\) = pipe thickness

\(d\) = pipe diameter


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