A framework for Acoustic Induced Vibration (AIV) evaluation is outlined which is based on estimating the pipe surface strain for an evaluation framework of structural fatigue. Critical to this approach is that the assessment is implemented with frequency based formulations. The frequency based formulation allows for more accurate determination of the pipe’s structure response and combining different sources, such as the valve and piping elements. The approach relies on internationally recognized standards as the core technology, in particular the IEC 60534-8-3 control valve aerodynamic noise prediction standard and the fatigue assessment in design codes, such as the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel code. These are augmented with system noise predictions using a non-dimensional testing based model for piping component noise predictions. Components of this approach have been described in previous papers and are presented here in a more complete form.

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