Dynamic characteristics of collapsible tube flow

Satoru Hayashi, Toshiyuki Hayase, Yuji Miura, Ikuro Iimura

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Stability of a Starling resistor type collapsible tube circuit is studied on the basis of one-dimensional distributed parameter model ignoring the effect of flow separation at the collapsed part of the tube. The governing equations are spatially discretized into 201 ordinary differential equations with respect to time. The stability of the circuit is examined by the characteristic equation of linearized governing equations. Transition of the stability with the flow rate is indicated as loci of the eigenvalues. The spatially discretized nonlinear equations are numerically solved by Runge-Kutta scheme and the theoretical amplitudes and frequencies of self-excited oscillations qualitatively agree well with experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-696
Number of pages8
JournalJSME International Journal, Series C: Mechanical Systems, Machine Elements and Manufacturing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Sep


  • Characteristic Equation
  • Collapsible Tube
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Root Locus
  • Self-Excited Oscillation
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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