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Investigation of Rod Vibrations in Droplet Two-Phase Flows

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Yoshiteru Komuro, Zensaku Kawara, Tomoaki Kunugi

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Paper No. AJK2011-08001, pp. 2081-2089; 9 pages
  • ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference
  • ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference: Volume 1, Symposia – Parts A, B, C, and D
  • Hamamatsu, Japan, July 24–29, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4440-3
  • Copyright © 2011 by JSME


Flow-induced vibrations are important problems in nuclear power plants from the view point of reactor safety. In the investigations of these vibrations especially those induced by two-phase flows, a numerical simulation plays a significant role, so it is necessary to obtain the experimental datasets that can validate the results of the numerical simulation. This paper deals with the experimental data of one-end-supported rod vibration, and focuses on the differences between the rod vibrations induced by single-phase air flows and those induced by droplet two-phase flows. In the experiments, the displacement of the non-supported end of the test rod was visualized by the high speed camera with high spatial and temporal resolutions, namely 9.5 μm and 500 μsec. Using an image analyzing software, the rod vibration displacements were measured by the motion tracking method. The curved surface of the rod was observed by another high speed camera and the relationship between the rod vibrations and the wet condition on the surface of the rod was investigated. In addition, the vibrations measured by the strain gages and those by the high speed camera were compared to discuss the differences in these two ways of the measurements.

Copyright © 2011 by JSME



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