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Emerging Nanotechnologies for Manufacturing




Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam



Shigehiko Kaneko, Tomomichi Nakamura, Fumio Inada, Minoru Kato, Kunihiko Ishihara, Takashi Nishihara, Njuki W. Mureithi, Mikael A. Langthjem



Flow-Induced Vibrations: Classifications and Lessons from Practical Experiences

Year of Publication











Krishna B. Misra



Review Complete


The book consists of the following 8 chapters followed by Preface:


Chapter 1


28 Pages

Chapter 2

Vibration Induced Cross- Flow

87 Pages

Chapter 3

Vibration Induced by External Axial Flow

40 Pages

Chapter 4

Vibration Induced by Internal Fluid Flow

39 Pages

Chapter 5

Vibration Induced by Pressure Waves in Piping

79 Pages

Chapter 6

Heating-Related Oscillations and Noise

34 Pages

Chapter 7

Vibrations in Rotary Machines

48 Pages

Chapter 8

Vibrations in Fluid-Structure Interaction Systems

43 Pages


8 Pages


Very often operational breakdowns have occurred in plants and machines due to uncontrolled vibrations and 9780080983479the associated noises leading to structural failures. The editors of this book are members of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and involved with research in the area of flow induced vibrations. The book has successively developed over years by holding workshops over several years and published by the same publisher, Elsevier. This present book is an updated version of an original book with the same title and published by Elsevier in 2003 and edited by the first four editors of the present book. The main feature of this useful book is that flow-induced vibrations are explained in terms of their basic causes, viz., body oscillators, fluid oscillators, and sources of excitation. A unified approach while being simple and practical is presented very lucidly in this book. The book does not require any prior knowledge of mathematical methods and provide the readers with information on the basics of modeling.

The vibration phenomena in several engineering fields can be classified into a relatively few basic excitation mechanisms. This classification enables engineers to identify all possible sources of excitation in a given system and to assess their potential dangers. This helps in identifying the actual danger spots and in finding appropriate remedial measures to prevent them. 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 vibrations. This book explains how and why such vibrations occur and provides hints and tips on how one can avoid them in plant design and operation. Throughout the book, an effort has been made to include examples from actual field experience. Also all the FIV related problems have been presented in three steps, namely, an evaluation method, the vibration mechanism and tips to prevent vibrations. This helps an engineer to look at the vibration problem analytically.

In the opinion of the reviewer the book an excellent treatise on the subject and very useful to engineers and researchers who are concerned with flow-induced vibrations in the sphere of mechanical, plant and process engineering, automobile and aerospace engineering, nuclear plants and those plants and systems concerned with fluid flows. At the same time the book shall be a very good source of information to graduate and post graduate engineering students who want to get familiarized with the causes and prevention of flow induced vibrations and noises in their designs of systems that eventually lead to catastrophic failures of machines.


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