( Chemical Engineering : General )
Vortex shedding from tall thin columns and stacks can induce vibrations.
As winds flow across a pipe, they cause vortices behind the pipe. The vortices generate
pressure fluctuations that cause the pipe to vibrate, which is known as vortex shedding.
Vortex shedding is a natural effect in which circular movements of fluid come off a solid surface,
and often cause vibration.
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