The Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV) of cylindrical lines that may occur when the lines are submitted to currents has been extensively discussed in the past few years and its behavior has become well known. However, it is not so well known that the vibrations may occur in a current-less situation, induced by the lateral motion of the structure itself. The present work refers to the last as the Vortex Self-Induced Vibration, the VSIV. This occurrence has been made clear in the LOC/COPPE/UFRJ (Laboratory of Waves and Currents of COPPE, the Graduate School of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) by specifically designed tests. In these tests, a totally submerged horizontal cylinder was submitted to harmonic forced oscillations, being free to move in the transverse direction of the forced excitation. The VSIV then showed up, with the cylinder segment, describing vertical trajectories in two (vertical 8-shape), three, four, etc., almost circular trajectories (called the rings in the work). Subsequently, the work shows that the measurements in full scale with the VIV bottle on a Steel Catenary Riser in the PETROBRAS 18 platform also indicate the existence of the VSIV. The tests were carried out with Keulegan-Carpenter equal to 10, 20 and 30 and for several amplitudes. The response of the cylinder was represented in non-dimensional parameters corresponding to the amplitude, the excitation and the response frequencies.

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