Flow-Induced Vibrations

Classifications and Lessons from Practical Experiences

Edited by

  • Tomomichi Nakamura, Osaka Sangyo University, Japan
  • Shigehiko Kaneko, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Fumio Inada, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
  • Minoru Kato, Advanced Medical Research Laboratory, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
  • Kunihiko Ishihara, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokushima, Japan
  • Takashi Nishihara, Central Research Institute of Electrical Power Industry
  • Njuki Mureithi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique

In many plants, vibration and noise problems occur due to fluid flow, which can greatly disrupt smooth plant operations. These flow-related phenomena are called flow-induced vibration.

This book explains how and why such vibrations happen and provides hints and tips on how to avoid them in future plant design.

The world-leading author team doesn’t assume prior knowledge of mathematical methods and provides the reader with information on the basics of modeling.

The book includes several practical examples and thorough explanations of the structure, the evaluation method and the mechanisms to aid understanding of flow-induced vibrations.

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Mechanical Engineers, Plant and Process Engineers, Automotive and Aerospace Engineers Engineers, Fluid flow specialists


Book information

  • Published: December 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-098347-9

Table of Contents


Vibration Induced by Cross-Flow

Vibration Induced by External Axial Flow

Vibrations Induced by Internal Fluid Flow

Vibration Induced by Pressure Waves in Piping

Acoustic Vibration and Noise Caused by Heat