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Computations And Detailing Of Pressure Vessels Having Unusual Requirements In Design, Anil Patnaik, Ashenafi Hegana, Tirumalai Srivatsan Aug 2015

Computations And Detailing Of Pressure Vessels Having Unusual Requirements In Design, Anil Patnaik, Ashenafi Hegana, Tirumalai Srivatsan

Anil Patnaik

The provisions of Australian Standard AS 1210-1989 for design and detailing of unfired pressure vessels can be applied to commonly encountered design situations where the shells have small openings. The technique of finite element analysis is a convenient and powerful tool for the purpose of computational stress analysis when the design requirements are such that either the openings are large, or where concentrated loads and/or thermal movements are present. This paper provides a summary of one such practical design of a pressure vessel. While the computational technique using finite element analysis simplifies the stress analysis of pressure vessels considerably ...