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Study Of Pressure Fluctuations Generated By An Expansion

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM030591

Volume

33

Pages

11

Published

2003

Size

400.37 kb

Author(s)

A. Hammi

Abstract

Study of pressure fluctuations generated by an expansion A. Harnrni Laboratoire de Me'canique Centre de Recherche ScientiJique et Technique, Algeria Abstract In the flows of nuclear reactors pipelines, and those of many others industrial installations, we observe an excitation induced by the local fluctuate pressure field in the level of singularities and moreover by acoustic sources in connection with these singularities. Thus, these phenomena can induce vibratory excitations of the structures whose intensity is often unacceptable. Therefore, it is important to develop prevision methods of vibratory levels in order to understand the excitation processes and to minimise the risks associated with the behaviour of these mechanical structures. We have chosen to study in this paper the singularity constituted by an expansion (due to the fact that the flow passes fi-om a tube of diameter d to one of diameter D where dKeywords