Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Flow-Induced Vibration Handbook for Nuclear and Process Equipment

By
Michel J. Pettigrew
Michel J. Pettigrew
Search for other works by this author on:
Colette E. Taylor
Colette E. Taylor
Search for other works by this author on:
Nigel J. Fischer
Nigel J. Fischer
Search for other works by this author on:
ISBN:
9781119810964
No. of Pages:
494
Publisher:
ASME-Wiley
Publication date:
2022

One of the most important limitations on the efficiency with which a nuclear electric power plant can be operated is dictated by the volumetric flow rates with which fluids can be circulated through associated heat transfer equipment such as heat exchangers and steam generators. Failure to maintain fluid flow velocities in this equipment below certain critical levels will result in unacceptable levels of vibration induced in tubes of the tube bundles in this equipment. This sustained vibration will result in fretting wear on tube surfaces as the tubes impact on tube-support surfaces or, in extreme cases, when tubes impact on...

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal