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Xvib Workshop

Course Fee: US$450

Because vibration can cause critical operating problems in heat exchangers, it is important to analyze the potential for flow-induced vibration.

This workshop teaches you how to develop an input file, interpret results, and obtain accurate prediction of the vibration potential for installed units. Using Xvib you’ll practice determining if a heat exchanger is susceptible to vibration damage.

Key Topics

  • Analysis methods for fluidelastic instability and vortex shedding
  • Velocity profile development
  • Vibration susceptibility

Suggested Participants

Engineers responsible for the mechanical condition of shell-and-tube heat exchangers


Currently Scheduled


Upcoming Instructors

  • Kevin Farrell


  • Principal Engineer, Computational Simulation & Validation, graduated from Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, with his BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of expertise include fluid dynamics, vibration, and thermal engineering. His responsibilities at HTRI focus on flow- induced vibration, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), visualization studies, and fired heaters. Prior to joining HTRI, he worked for 16 years as a researcher and deputy head of the Fluid Machinery Department of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Pennsylvania State University. A member of ASME and ISA, Farrell is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania and Texas.


  • Lauren V. Moran


  • Manager, Technical Support, joined HTRI after having worked for five years with two National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contractors at the Johnson Space Center in the Houston, Texas (TX), USA: McDonald Detwiller and Associates Ltd. (MDA) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Her responsibilities as a Systems Engineer focused on projects related to the International Space Station. She was certified as a console extravehicular robotics engineer and safety engineer in the Mission Control Center and also served as technical liaison between Boeing and the Canadian Space Agency. Moran now provides technical support and training to HTRI members and assists in contracts and troubleshooting heat exchangers. She earned a BS in Engineering from LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas.