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Journal of Mechanical Design and Vibration. 2018, 6(1), 1-8
DOI: 10.12691/jmdv-6-1-1
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Internal Fluid Flow Induced Vibration of Pipes

Etim S Udoetok1,

1Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

Pub. Date: March 23, 2018

Cite this paper:
Etim S Udoetok. Internal Fluid Flow Induced Vibration of Pipes. Journal of Mechanical Design and Vibration. 2018; 6(1):1-8. doi: 10.12691/jmdv-6-1-1


The flow induced vibration of pipes due to internal flowing fluid is studied and investigated. Equations were developed to express the influence of internal fluid flow on the natural frequency and displacement amplitude of vibrating pipes. The approach involved complex mechanics and geometric analysis to arrive at new and simple equations which compares favorably to experimental results. The proposed new equations can be widely used to check and limit flow induced vibration level. More light is shed on the phenomena of steady internal fluid flow exacerbating the vibration of pipelines and piping systems.

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