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March 12th, 2014, 02:42 AM   #1
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Minimum diameter of a circle to fit other circles inside

Is there a formula to work out the minimum diameter of a circle to fit a range of smaller circles inside it?
I.e I have a pipeline which needs to be big enough (i.e have an internal diameter) to fit a varied range of smaller pipes inside it.

e.g sometimes the pipe may need to house:
2 x 100mm pipes inside it
2 x 100mm & 4 x 200mm
I'd be grateful for the help.

Thank you.
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March 12th, 2014, 09:50 AM   #2
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I doubt that any simple formula exists for that. For practical reasons, the interior pipes need some freedom of movement (especially if all the pipes are flexible).
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