STV-2 Shellside Flow-Induced Tube Vibration in Typical Heat Exchanger Configurations

H. Halle, J. M. Chenoweth, and M. W. Wambsganss

A comprehensive research program is being conducted to develop the necessary criteria to assist designers and operators of shell-and-tube heat exchangers to avoid detrimental flow-induced tube vibration. This report presents an overview of the insights gained from shellside water-flow testing on a horizontal, industrial-sized test exchanger that can be configured in many ways using interchangeable tube bundles and replaceable nozzles.