Accession Number : ADA017634

Title :   Flutter of Articulated Pipes at Finite Amplitude.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Rousselet,J. ; Herrmann,G.

Report Date : AUG 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Previous studies of the behavior of pipes conveying fluid have assumed that the fluid velocity relative to the pipe is a known quantity and is unaffected by the motion of the pipe. This approach eliminates the need to find the flow equations of motion, and is adequate for infinitesimal transverse amplitudes of motion of the pipe system, but is incapable of predicting what will be the effect of larger amplitudes. This last shortcoming may be of importance when flow velocities are near critical velocities, that is, velocities at which the system begins to flutter. It is the purpose of the present study to investigate in greater detail the dynamic behavior of pipes in the vicinity of critical velocities.

Descriptors :   *Fluid dynamics, *Pipes, *Flutter, Joints, Velocity, Criticality, Mathematical models, Nonlinear systems, Equations of motion, Vertical orientation

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE