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An Experimental Study of the Effect of Tube-to-Tube Ties on Fluidelastic Instability in an In-Line Tube Array

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David S. Weaver, Paul Feenstra

Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7, Canada

Frank L. Eisinger

Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Perryville Corporate Park, Clinton, NJ 08809-4000

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 122(1), 50-54 (Aug 09, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.556149 History: Received May 21, 1999; Revised August 09, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Figures

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Tube bundle (removed from test section) in the four-tube clamp configuration
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Test section with tube bundle installed (right) and frequency analyzer (left)
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Tube column clamping configurations
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Tube response versus flow velocity for the datum case
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Tube response versus flow velocity for 2-2-2, 2-3 and 3-2 clamp configurations
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Summary of tube response versus flow velocity for datum case; 3, 4, and 6 clamp configurations
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Frequency response spectra
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Tube group rotational response versus flow velocity

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