DOI: 5, 2021Proceedings Paper

Parametric Resonances of a Cantilevered Pipe Conveying Fluid: A Nonlinear Analysis

C. Semler, M. P. Païdoussis


This paper deals with the nonlinear dynamics and the stability of cantilevered pipes conveying fluid, where the fluid has a harmonic component of flow velocity, assumed to be small, superposed on a constant mean value. The mean flow velocity is near the critical value for which the pipe becomes unstable by flutter through a Hopf bifurcation. The partial differential equation is transformed into a set of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) using the Galerkin method. The equations of motion contain nonlinear inertial terms, and hence cannot be put into standard form for numerical integration. Various approaches are adopted to tackle the problem: (a) a perturbation method via which the nonlinear inertial terms are removed by finding an equivalent term using the linear equation; the system is then put into first-order form and integrated using a Runge-Kutta scheme; (b) a finite difference method based on Houbolt’s scheme, which leads to a set of nonlinear algebraic equations that is solved with a Newton-Raphson approach; (c) the stability boundaries are obtained using an incremental harmonic balance method as proposed by S.L. Lau. Using the three methods, the dynamics of the pipe conveying fluid is investigated in detail. For ex...Continue Reading

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