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Study on Flow Induced Vibration Analysis and Evaluation for Heat Transfer Tube of Steam Generator

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Xuan Huang, Huan-Huan Qi, Feng-Chun Cai, Zhi-Peng Feng, Shuai Liu

Nuclear Power Institute of China, Chengdu, China

Paper No. PVP2018-84587, pp. V004T04A009; 10 pages
  • ASME 2018 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 4: Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Prague, Czech Republic, July 15–20, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5165-4
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME


The heat transfer tube of steam generator is an important part of the primary loop boundary, the integrity is crucial to the safe operation of the whole reactor system; the flow induced vibration is one of the main factors leading to the failure of heat transfer tube in steam generator. Both ASME and RG1.20 have made a clear requirement for the analysis and evaluation of the flow induced vibration of steam generator. The flow induced vibration of heat transfer tube in two-phase flow is the difficult and important content in the analysis. In this paper, the finite element model of heat transfer tube is established and the modal analysis is carried out. Then in order to evaluate the influence of two-phase flow in the secondary side and support boundary constraint, the analytical results are compared with the natural frequencies of the heat transfer tube measured in the two-phase flow test. On the basis of accurate simulation of the dynamic characteristics of heat transfer tube in two-phase flow, the paper calculate the turbulent excitation response and the fluidelastic instability ratio aiming at the main mechanism causing the flow induced vibration of heat transfer tube in two-phase flow. Firstly, the modified PSD of turbulent excitation is proposed on the foundation of root mean square displacement amplitude of heat transfer tube measured in two-phase flow test. The calculation result of the amplitude of heat transfer tube with different void fraction can envelope the test result by using the modified PSD as input, and the safety margin is reasonable. Then we also verify whether the analysis conclusion of fluidelastic instability is in agreement with the test. Finally, the analytical technique is applied to the analysis of flow induced vibration of steam generator to verify the design of structure. The paper studies on flow induced vibration analysis and evaluation a heat transfer tube of steam generator in two-phase flow. The analysis program of flow induced vibration on the basis of the test results. The investigation can be used for the risk prediction and evaluation of flow induced vibration of heat transfer tube in two-phase flow, solve the technical difficulties of flow induced vibration analysis in two-phase flow, and provide the technical support for the flow induced vibration analysis of steam generator.

Copyright © 2018 by ASME



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