Approach which assumes all variables controlling a performance property are known with certainty. NOTE Pipe performance properties generally depend on one or more controlling parameters. A deterministic equation uses specific geometric and material property values to calculate a single performance property value. For design formulations, this value is the expected minimum.
Source: API TR 5C3, Technical Report on Equations and Calculations for Casing, Tubing, and Line Pipe Used as Casing or Tubing; and Performance Properties Tables for Casing and Tubing, Upstream Segment, First Edition, December 2008. Global Standards