This volume is concerned with tube vibrations in heat exchangers. It treats the causes of vibrations, the possibilities of allowing for them in the design stage, and recommends ways of suppressing them to acceptable levels. It presents clearly a large body of information on unsteady hydrodynamic processes and the forces acting on the elements of the structures.
The recently accumulated data on flow-induced tube vibrations enjoy wide application and are of interest to designers of heat exchangers, as well as for researchers dealing with the problems of fluid dynamics and heat transfer in power plants. The Institute set out to compile and revise material on tube vibrations from various sources, and to complete it with the latest data and scientific advances.
219 pages, © 1997