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Vibration Behavior of Rotated Triangular Tube Bundles in Two-Phase Cross Flows

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M. J. Pettigrew, C. E. Taylor, V. P. Janzen, T. Whan

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk River, ON Canada K0J 1J0

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 124(2), 144-153 (May 01, 2002) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1462045 History: Received June 18, 2001; Revised November 02, 2001; Online May 01, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Diagram of the Freon loop test section
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End view of the 465-mm tube array. Cross-hatched tubes were instrumented with strain gages.
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Typical vibration response spectra for interior tube LD-7, at 80% void fraction
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Typical RMS vibration response in two-phase flow, as a function of pitch velocity (interior tube LD-7)
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Typical RMS vibration response in liquid flow (interior tube LD-7)
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Hydrodynamic mass in two-phase flow
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Hydrodynamic mass in Freon and air-water two-phase flow
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Total damping ratio in two-phase flow, for the tests in Freon-134a
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Two-phase damping component in air-water, Freon and steam-water two-phase flow
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Fluidelastic instability diagram in two-phase flow. Changes in flow regime occur at void fractions above approximately 80% in air-water, 65% in Freon-22, and 85% in Freon-134a.
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Grant flow-regime map for two-phase cross flows. Each of the three series is labeled with the void fraction value above which the flow becomes intermittent.
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Fluidelastic instability diagram for continuous flow regime
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Power spectral density of random turbulence excitation forces per unit length, at reduced frequency fdB/Up=0.1.: comparison Freon-22 versus air-water
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Power spectral density of random turbulence excitation force per unit length, at reduced frequency fdB/Up=0.1
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McQuillan and Whalley flow-regime map showing test conditions

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