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PD146 - Flow-Induced Vibration with Applications to Failure Analysis

PD146 - Flow-Induced Vibration with Applications to Failure Analysis

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

New Orleans, LA, USA
Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018


Portland, OR, USA
Apr 8, 2019 - Apr 10, 2019




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

Problem-solving methodologies are the main focus of this comprehensive course on practical applications of flow and vibration theory.  The latest design and analysis tools for the prediction and prevention of vibration in structures exposed to high energy fluid flow are covered in practical detail.

This comprehensive course reviews fundamentals of flow and vibration theory.  Attendees benefit from the problem-solving activities at the conclusion of each section.  Topics such as vortex and turbulence induced vibration, galloping, flutter, sonic fatigue and fluid-elastic instability will be covered in-depth.  Attendees are introduced to state-of-the-art analysis tools for the prediction and prevention of vibration in structures exposed to high-energy fluid flow. Case studies and a workshop create an interactive course that aid engineers at various levels. 

Each participant will receive a copy of the book, Flow-Induced Vibration, (2nd Edition), by Dr. Robert Blevins.

You Will Learn to:
 - Explain the vortex-induced vibration, galloping, flutter, sonic fatigue, and fluid elastic instability
 - Describe the latest Vibration theory and ASME B&PV Code, Section III: N-1300 on Flow-Induced Vibration
 - Describe the analysis and test techniques in conjunction with strategies for successful design
 - Evaluate examples of heat exchanger vibration, strumming of cables, and vibration and fatigue of pipes and panels
 - Analyze the root cause of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse
 - Determine how the flow-induced tube vibrations caused the shutdown at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating station.

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
Engineers in the following fields are strongly encouraged to attend: design, mechanical, product development, system, R&D, noise, maintenance, and diagnostics.  Supervisors and managers responsible for the economic impact of flow-induced component damage will also greatly benefit from the course content.

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD146
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Dr. Robert D. Blevins has over 25 years of experience in flow-induced vibration. He is a member of the ASME Special Working Group on Structural Dynamics and the Pressure Vessel Research Council's Committee on Dynamic Analysis of Pressure Components. He received a Ph.D. (1974) from the California Institute of Technology. He has consulted for government and industrial clients. Dr. Blevins has written three books and over thirty papers on fluid flow, structural dynamics, and flow-induced vibration.
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