2002 年 68 巻 668 号 p. 1064-1072
A partial but full-size mock-up test of practical steam-generator U-bend tubes in nuclear power plants has been carried out, where the test model has been set in a HFCF-123 fluid two-phase flow loop. U-bend tubes are supported with so-called "Anti-vibration Bars (AVB) ", which have two types of AVBs in Japan, 7-span type and 5-span one. Both types of AVBs have been examined and it is found that tubes with AVB supports shows no large amplitude vibration up to 150% flow rate to the practical condition. Basic data for the fluidelastic instability are obtained when some tubes have been set to be flexible at some contact points with AVBs.