Acoustic and Flow Induced Vibrations

Industrial Systems

About the course

Acoustic Induced Vibrations (AIV) and Flow Induced Vibrations (FIV) can cause piping systems to vibrate potentially resulting in fatigue failure. These excitation mechanisms are non-linear and strongly influenced by process conditions and pipework design such as mass flow rates and valve trims. Therefore, it can be difficult to predict the presence in new systems or the best remedial action in existing systems.
In this course you will come to understand the physical concepts of both excitation mechanisms in detail and gain knowledge on strategies to overcome associated vibration issues in the field and reduce the risk when designing new systems. Next to relevant theory, high risk systems, and codes & standards, a multitude of real-life cases are discussed including methods for trouble shooting AIV and FIV issues.
The course consists of 4 modules. All online training content is provided through your EngineeringTrainer account.
After the course you maintain 1-year unlimited access to the course and the discussions forum. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh the knowledge for your projects.

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Self-Paced / E-Hybrid / Classroom


4 modules

4 hours


1 Year Access

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350 / user
  • Self-learning modules
  • Immediate module access
  • Online discussion forum
  • 1-year access
  • Live sessions with instructor
  • For individual learning


425 / user
  • Drip scheduled self-learning modules
  • Online discussion forum
  • Live sessions with instructor
  • 1-year access
  • Participation with industry peers
  • For individual and team learning
  • Available for private team enrollment


Price on Request
  • Face-to-face with instructors
  • On-site or in Rijswijk
  • Printed course materials
  • Lunch included
  • 1-year access to self-paced course
  • For teams of minimum 4 people

Course Objective

“To give engineers working with industrial piping systems the tools to understand and solve AIV & FIV related challenges.”

Course Contents

  1. Welcome to the course
  2. Your instructors
  3. How to use this course
  4. Personal certificate requirements
  1. Introduction to AIV and FIV

  2. Focal points and Agenda

  3. Dynamic problems in pipe stress analysis

  4. Failure examples due to dynamic loads

  5. Types of vibrations: Non-periodic & periodic 

  6. Types of vibrations: Non-harmonic & harmonic 

  7. Pipe rupture due to Fatigue Failure 

  8. Excitation sources causing vibrations

  9. Induced vibrations and pulsations

  10. Flow and unbalanced forces in piping systems

  11. Vibration theory and SDOF

  12. Dynamic response and harmonic vibrations 

  13. Eigenmodes in piping systems

  14. Relevant codes for dynamic analysis

A sample of the first module is available for free, so you can learn more about the teaching style and understand if the course fits your needs.

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  1. Module Introduction

  2. Acoustically Induced Vibrations (AIV)

  3. Coupling mechanism and Excitation

  4. Coupling mechanism and Modes

  5. Coupling mechanism and Peak Stresses

  6. Codes and guidelines for AIV

  7. AIV relations: Part 1

  8. AIV relations: Part 2

  9. Detailed analysis of AIV

  10. Mitigation measures against AIV

  1. Cavitation basics and Flashing

  2. Cavitation advanced and Flashing

  3. Slug flow basics

  4. Slug flow: Advanced considerations

  5. AIV & FIV example

  1. Cavitation basics and Flashing

  2. Cavitation advanced and Flashing

  3. Slug flow basics

  4. Slug flow: Advanced considerations

  5. AIV & FIV example

  1. Congratulations

  2. Course evaluation survey

  3. Your Personal Certificate

  4. Rate this course

  5. Related resources & follow up

Program Details


  • Video lectures,

  • Instructor-led live sessions with lectures, group discussions and Q&A’s,

  • Discussion forum with other participants & instructor.

Videos will not be available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. If slides are used in the videos or live sessions these can be viewed separately as well through the portal, but are not available for download.

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.

Yes, live sessions are included in this course that allow you to interact with the instructor and ask questions. Additionally, questions can be submitted in the learning portal by the participants which are addressed in the live sessions.

No software is required for participants of this course.

Self-paced Modules

If your computer and internet connection are able to play videos online and have MS Teams calls you will be able to follow the course. Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.

Live sessions

Live events are provided by means of Microsoft Teams. Hence it required to have an MS Teams account. Additionally, a webcam and microphone are mandatory for the live events. Separate earplugs are recommended as to avoid sound echo.

Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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