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Does pipe deflection affect its flow capacity?

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When excessive pipe deformation occurs, it may impair the joint performance and affect the strain in pipes. Based on the information by PIPA, there is a 5% reduction of flow capacity when the pipe is deflected by 15%. Hence, pipe deflection has impact on flow capacity but its effect is not significant.

This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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