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Xvib Workshop

June 15 - 17, 2021



Schedule

This course consists of three live online, instructor-led sessions, each from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM CDT.

Session 1: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Session 2: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Session 3: Thursday, June 17, 2021

Registrants will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the sessions. The email will be distributed at least (2) business days prior to the first scheduled session. Instructor-led sessions are hosted in Microsoft® Teams®Xchanger Suite® examples are used to complete case study exercises. If a registrant does not have access to HTRI software through a member company, HTRI will provide a temporary license for use during the event. All training materials are based on the current release version. 

Description

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

HTRI Software

This course will make use of the following HTRI software: Xchanger Suite® components Xist® and Xvib®

Course Fee: US$450

 


Instructors

Kevin Farrell
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.


Matthew Berger
Matthew berger

Senior Project Engineer, Engineering Services, graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. While a co-op student at Gibbons Creek power plant, Berger performed performance reviews of pumps, pulverizers, and feedwater heaters. Following graduation, he progressed to project engineer and engineering manager roles for FTS International, leading engineering projects on various topics such as pulsation control, equipment redesign, software implementation, and vibration analysis. Since joining HTRI, his primary focus has been on proprietary contracts and the Edgeview software, as well as involvement in Technical Support and Training.