Observations on the vibration of axially tensioned elastomeric pipes conveying fluid

YL Zhang, DG Gorman, JM Reese*, J Horacek

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A study of the effect of axial tension on the vibration of a single-span elastomeric pipe clamped at both ends conveying fluid has been carried out both experimentally and theoretically. A new mathematical model using a penalty function technique and the method of kinematic correction and fictitious loads has been developed. The influence of flowing fluid and axial tension on natural frequencies and mode shapes of the system has been described using this model and compared with experimental observations. Linear and non-linear dynamic response of the harmonically excited pipe has also been investigated for varying flow velocities and initial axial tensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-434
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • pipe conveying fluid
  • vibration
  • finite element method
  • natural frequencies
  • fluid flow
  • fluid-structure interaction


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