Fluid-structure interaction in a bent pipeline is investigated by modal methods. Measured frequency response functions between flow rate excitation and pressure response indicate a coupling effect near the third pipeline resonance. Using modal coordinates for the hydraulic and the mechanical subsystems, a two-degrees-of-freedom study of resonance coupling is carried out. An experimental modal analysis of the coupled hydraulic-mechanical system confirms the predicted resonance splitting; it illustrates the coupling mechanism and shows the relevant mechanical part. An analytical fluid-structure interaction model succeeds in reproducing the measured coupling effect. This model is also used for modification prediction; it demonstrates that an appropriate assembly of mass and damping on the pipeline can help to reduce hydraulic resonance amplitudes.
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Modal Analysis of Fluid-Structure Interaction in a Bent Pipeline
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Mikota, G, Haas, R, & Lukachev, E. "Modal Analysis of Fluid-Structure Interaction in a Bent Pipeline." Proceedings of the BATH/ASME 2016 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control. BATH/ASME 2016 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control. Bath, UK. September 7–9, 2016. V001T01A003. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FPMC2016-1705
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