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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


  1. Fundamentals of Vibration Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Vortex shedding
    • Fluidelastic instability

  2. Getting Started with Xvib
    • Purpose of Xvib
    • Data input
    • Build a case in Xvib using Xist results

  3. Xvib Calculations
    • Calculation approach
    • Compare Xist vibration analysis with Xvib
    • Guidelines to implement the velocity profile
    • Build an Xvib case

  4. Straight Tube Analysis
    • Interpret Xvib reports
    • Guidelines to assess vibration severity
    • Analyze process condenser with parallel baffles

  5. U-Tube Analysis
    • Discuss U-tube configurations
    • Analyze vibration potential for U-tube exchangers
    • Analyze an H-shell with no baffles