This volume is a valuable, single source of information on the most common flow-induced vibration problems in power and process plant components. Based on the author's own experience that most errors in engineering analysis come from confusions in the units, the author begins with a short chapter on units and dimensions. He then provides step-by-step examples in dual US and SI units, leading to the final objective of design analysis, problem solving, diagnosis and trouble shooting in the following areas: fundamentals of vibration; acoustics and structural dynamics; vibration of structures in quiescent fluids; vortex-induced vibration; turbulence-induced vibration; impact, fatigue and wear caused by flow-induced vibration; acoustically induced vibration; and signal analysis and diagnostic techniques. Emphasis is placed on the physics of the phenomenon and most of the work examples can be solved with pocket calculators.
Units and dimensions; the kinematics of vibration and acoustics; fundamentals of structural dynamics; vibration of structures in quiescent fluid 1 - the hydrodynamic mass; vibration of structures in quiescent fluids 2 - simplified methods; vortex-induced vibration; fluid-elastic instability of tube bundles; turbulence-induced vibration in parallel flow; turbulence-induced vibration in cross-flow; axial and leakage-flow induced vibrations; impact, fatigue and wear; acoustically induced vibration and noise; signal analysis and diagnostic techniques.