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Getting Started: Building Your First Case in Xvib Webinar

September 28, 2022 | 9:00 AM CDT (UTC -05:00)


If you're new to Xvib, or simply need a refresher, this webinar will help you. The webinar provides an overview of how Xvib works so that you can use it to analyze the vibration potential—both fluidelastic instability and vortex shedding amplitude—of a specific tube in the bundle of a shell-and-tube heat exchanger. In this webinar, we will describe Xvib input and output reports, demonstrate how to build an Xvib case including the export feature available in Xist, and discuss the differences between Xvib's finite element approach and Xist's vibration screening analysis. 

Registration deadline: September 26, 2022 (11:59 PM US Central Time)



Facilitated by Andy Mountford

Andy mountford

Senior Technical Lead, Training, provides technical support and training for HTRI. He earned a BSc and MSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Organometallic and Materials Chemistry from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. During his tenure there, he conducted research at Wolfson Laboratory for Materials and Catalysis. He previously held the position of Thermal Design Supervisor at Tecnicas Reunidas in Madrid, Spain, gaining valuable experience using HTRI methods and software. Mountford oversaw the development of several high-profile PWR and BWR nuclear plant projects, as well as gained valuable experience in the thermohydraulic design of heat transfer equipment for the petrochemical and nitric acid/nitrates industries. His experience in using HTRI Xchanger Suite makes him uniquely qualified to bring an end-user’s perspective to the HTRI training program and to share techniques for effectively working with the software.