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

Twenty years of FSI experiments in Dundee

Arris S. Tijsselinga,*, Alan E. Vardyb
aEindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, the Netherlands bUniversity of Dundee, Civil Engineering Division, Dundee DD1 4HN, UK

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Waterhammer with fluid-structure interaction (FSI) with or without cavitation can be a rewarding subject for academic research. This paper gives an overview of two decades of experimental work at the University of Dundee. The experiments concern impact tests on water-filled steel-pipe systems. The aim of the research has been to produce high-quality experimental data for vibrating pipe systems with strong liquid-pipe coupling. One set of new data, namely the natural frequencies of a T-shaped pipe system, is presented. These, and other published data, will be made freely available at

Keywords:  FSI; Waterhammer; Cavitation; Pipe; Impact; Experiment

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