Most flow-in-duced structural vibrations can be traced to shear-layer instability. They are generated by feedback mechanisms through which disturbances to the free shear layer are self-generated and amplified with an inherent dominant frequency and pressure fluctuations are produced over any portion of the body surface near the free shear layer. The range of flow conditions within which such vibrations may occur for given mechanical and geometrical properties of the structure is predicted by means of a kinematic analysis based on some results of stability theory and experiments. Verification of the validity of the analysis is provided by a comparision with tests for a typical hydraulic structure: a high-head gate with downstream lip. The results give support to the general applicability of this method for the determination of flow conditions under which structural vibrations can be excited.

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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Martin, W W
    • Naudascher, E
    • Padmanabhan, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Accession Number: 00126810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM