Description: Two tubes in tandem and normal to flow were studied on the basis of the unsteady-flow theory. Motion-dependent fluid forces were measured in a water channel, and the pitch-to-diameter ratio was 1.35. From the measured fluid forces, fluid damping and stiffness were calculated as a function of reduced flow velocity and several Reynolds numbers. Once the fluid-damping and fluid-stiffness coefficients are known, coupled vibration and stability of the two tubes in crossflow can be predicted.
Date: August 1, 1997
Creator: Zhu, S.; Chen, S.S. & Cai, Y.
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