Mechanical Vibration Analysis


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Benjamin A. White
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Fluid Machinery Systems
(210) 522-2554
benjamin.white@swri.org

ANSYS mechanical build-up for one side of a 6-cylinder reciprocating compressor manifold system

ANSYS mechanical build-up for one side of a 6-cylinder reciprocating compressor manifold system. Two modes are available. View animations: Choke Tube Mechanical Mode or Scrubber Mode

ANSYS mechanical build-up for a 4-cylinder reciprocating compressor manifold system

ANSYS mechanical build-up for a 4-cylinder reciprocating compressor manifold system. View animation

ANSYS mechanical build-up for a 6-cylinder reciprocating compressor manifold system

ANSYS mechanical build-up for a 6-cylinder reciprocating compressor manifold system. View animations: Suction Bottle Mechanical Mode or Suction Riser Piping Mod

Mechanical modeling techniques are used to eliminate excessive vibration and dynamic stress caused by mechanical and pulsation-induced shaking forces generated by compressors and pumps. Mechanical analyses are performed to assess the likelihood of a coincidence of system component structural resonance and acoustic (pulsation) energy within the piping system.

Types of Mechanical System Vibration Analyses

The extent of a mechanical system vibration analysis can vary:

  • Basic review of piping restraint types and locations
  • Detailed modeling of the compressor manifold piping system
  • Calculation of dynamic stress and vibration amplitudes of system components and piping

Detail of Mechanical System Design Recommendations

Typical mechanical system design recommendation details include:

  • Piping configurations
  • Piping support types and locations
  • Compressor bottle supports
  • Compressor cylinder supports
  • Vessel and gas cooler structural supports
  • Internal baffle specifications

Contact us for more information about our compressor system and pump system analyses capabilities or mechanical vibration analysis capabilities, or how you can contract with SwRI. We can offer you the best approach for solving your compressor system or mechanical vibration problem.

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02/08/16