Analytical models of three dimensional pipe systems with fluid structure interaction (FSI) are described and discussed, in which the longitudinal vibration, transverse vibration and torsional vibration were included. The transfer matrix method (TMM) is used for the numerical modeling of both fluidic and structural equations and then applied to the problem of predicting the natural frequencies, modal shapes and frequency responses of pipe systems with various boundary conditions. The main advantage of the present approach is that each pipe section of pipe system can be independently analyzed by a unified matrix expression. Thus the modification of any parameter such as pipe shapes and branch numbers does not involve any change to the solution procedures. This makes a parameterized analysis and further mechanism investigation much easier to perform compared to most existing procedures.

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