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Flow-Induced Vibration Handbook for Nuclear and Process Equipment

By
Michel J. Pettigrew
Michel J. Pettigrew
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Colette E. Taylor
Colette E. Taylor
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Nigel J. Fischer
Nigel J. Fischer
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ISBN:
9781119810964
No. of Pages:
494
Publisher:
ASME-Wiley
Publication date:
2022

Many process components such as heat exchangers operate with a single-phase fluid. As well, tubes near the inlet region and preheater of two-phase heat exchangers, such as a nuclear steam generator, are exposed to single-phase cross flow. In single-phase cross flow, three major mechanisms can lead to tube failure in a shell-and-tube heat exchanger: fluidelastic instability, periodic wake shedding, and random excitation forces. Both fluidelastic instability and periodic wake shedding can cause large amplitude vibrations in a tube bundle and quickly lead to catastrophic tube failure. However, random excitation forces cause comparatively small-amplitude vibrations that will not lead to short-term...

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