A new method based on active vibration control is proposed to investigate fluidelastic coupling effects beyond fluidelastic instability. This active control method allows to extend the range of flow velocity explored for single input-single output control systems. The method is applied on a flexible tube inserted in a rigid bundle in water and air-water cross-flows. This structure becomes unstable for high flow velocities, fluidelastic forces then causing the damping of the fluid-structure system to fall towards zero. The active control method allows to carry out tests beyond the fluidelastic instability. The flow velocity range explored is doubled in two-phase flow.
Active Vibration Control for the Measurement of Fluidelastic Effects
Contributed by the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division and presented at the Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 22–26, 2001, of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. Manuscript received by the PVP Division January 29, 2002; revised manuscript received January 24, 2003. Associate Editor: S. Y. Zamrik.
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Caillaud, S., de Langre, E., and Baj, F. (May 5, 2003). "Active Vibration Control for the Measurement of Fluidelastic Effects ." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. May 2003; 125(2): 165–170. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1561451
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