Should be fun for hard-core math types. An innerduct of outside diameter d, runs inside a 4" IPS pipe (0.188" wall). Said pipe makes a 90 degree turn. The elbow used is a long radius, i.e. bend radius of 1.5R or 6". What is the maximum bend radius in inches of the innerduct that traverses this pipe bend (assume a smooth curve with tangent line going in one direction only). Contention is that max occurs when half way through bend innerduct touches inside wall of pipe bend, and that bend radius of innerduct is larger than bend radius of pipe, even at outside wall. General formula result also invited. Thanks!
Red Flag Submitted
Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.
Reply To This Thread
Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.