A modal and damping analysis of viscoelastic Timoshenko tubes conveying fluid

Y.L. Zhang, D. Gorman, J.M. Reese

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This paper presents a viscoelastic finite element approach to the vibration analysis of viscoelastic Timoshenko tubes conveying inviscid incompressible fluid, within which the temperature-dependent functions of material properties are assumed known. The derivation of a viscoelastic finite element model, applied to a time-domain solution, is detailed. The dynamic behaviour of viscoelastic tubes conveying fluid is investigated for several initial axial tensions and fluid velocities. Numerical results are presented and discussed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-433
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2001


  • vibration
  • viscoelastic tubes
  • finite element method
  • modal analysis
  • damping analysis
  • mechanical engineering

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