Fluid-Elastic Instability in a Tube Array Subjected to Uniform and Jet Flow

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Paul Feenstra, David S. Weaver

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

Zia Abdullah

Weyerhaeuser Technical Center, WTC 2H22, P.O. Box 9777, Federal Way, WA, U.S.A. 98063-9777

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 126(2), 269-274 (May 05, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1689356 History: Received September 29, 2003; Revised November 11, 2003; Online May 05, 2004
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Path of steam soot blower lance
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Tube bundle layout and nozzle location
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Typical support arrangement for a flexible tube
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Amplitude response of a 2nd row tube (tube D2) subjected to uniform cross-flow of air
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Stability diagram for heat exchanger tube arrays (ASME Boiler Code, 1998)
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Illustration of tube vibration due to jet flow of air
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Time trace of tube tip displacement while subjected to a stationary jet flow of air
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Radial velocity profile of axisymmetric jet of air
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Average jet velocity distribution over the tube span



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