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Hydroelastic Instability of Uniformly Curved Pipe-Fluid Systems

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T. E. Unny, E. L. Martin, R. N. Dubey

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

J. Appl. Mech 37(3), 817-822 (Sep 01, 1970) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408614 History: Received April 04, 1969; Revised September 29, 1969; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

This article describes an investigation of hydroelastic instability in a uniformly curved pipe containing a flowing fluid. It is found that divergence occurs with pinned-pinned and fixed-fixed end conditions. The angular length of the pipe is found to influence the critical velocity and the mode shape at instability.

Copyright © 1970 by ASME
Topics: Fluids , Pipes , Shapes
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