Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

An overview of vortex shedding and acoustic resonance in tube arrays

D.S. Weaver*
Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7, Canada

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This paper presents a brief overview of the state of knowledge of vorticity phenomena and acoustic resonance in heat exchanger tube arrays in cross-flow. The mechanics of the vortex shedding process are shown to be strongly dependent on tube array geometry and pitch ratio as well as location in the tube array and Reynolds number.

Keywords:  Vortex shedding; Acoustic resonance; Heat exchanger tube arrays; Strouhal number

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