CHAPTER 5

Introduction to Pressure Vessels

Chapter Objectives

  1. Identify the theory of failure to be used for a given pressure vessel.

  2. Identify the various types of stresses which may be developed in the pressure vessel to be designed under given loading conditions.

  3. Determine the wall thickness of a thick pressure vessel, as per the code for pressure vessels, taking into account the pressure, joint efficiency, and allowable stress in the shell and its external radius.

  4. Select the design stress from a table for the flange and bolts for the given maximum operating temperature and minimum tensile strength of the material of the flange.

  5. Determine safe pressure in thin shells, as per the design stress.

  6. Determine the thickness of a dished head or, ...

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