Go for it.

But if the program says there's motion further than the length of the pipe, what then?

well , I cant think of any reason it wouldnt go further than
the lenght of the pipe.

what then?

NASA perhaps.

I don't want to decipher code to look for bugs.

I would use visual basic for something this simple.

however you might get lost in the code that writes the info
to a text file , flat for excell.

If the program says there's no long term change in the pipe's velocity, will you still post the results?

sure , why not.

What will your next step be?

try to contact someone within NASA I suppose.
what would you do if you were certain it would work?
3/4 inch of dust build up on the moon in 4.527 billion years,LOL and QM is fantasy science.