RESEARCH PAPERS: Additional Technical Papers

A Note on the Phase Relationships Involved in the Whirling Instability in Tube Arrays

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S. D. Savkar

Applied Mechanics Branch, General Electric Company, Corporate Research and Development, Schenectady, N. Y.

J. Fluids Eng 99(4), 727-730 (Dec 01, 1977) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3448893 History: Received September 10, 1977; Online October 12, 2010


The quasi-steady, displacement dependent, whirling instability model of Connors [1] and Blevins [2] is re-examined to clarify the phase relationships involved. In particular, conditions required for the oscillations to occur at a given frequency are clearly established.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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