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The Effect of Platen Fins on the Flow-Induced Vibrations of an In-Line Tube Array

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D. S. Weaver, S. Ziada, Z. Sun, P. Feenstra

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

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 123(4), 437-441 (Jul 10, 2001) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1408303 History: Received March 29, 2001; Revised July 10, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Figures

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Schematic of tube bundle layout. Flexibly mounted tubes are inside the dashed box. Monitored tubes are marked with an “X.”
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Sketch of a flexibly mounted, finned tube
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Datum case: amplitude response of smooth tube bundle, all flexible tubes free to vibrate
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Amplitude response of smooth tube bundle, row C flexible
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Amplitude response of smooth tube bundle, single tube flexible only
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Amplitude response of platen finned tube bundle, all flexible tubes are free to vibrate
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Amplitude response of platen finned tube bundle, row C flexible only
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Amplitude response of platen finned tube bundle for streamwise coupling of (a) tubes tied together in pairs, and (b) tubes tied together in groups of three

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