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Influence of Head Thickness on Yield Pressure for Cylindrical Pressure Vessels

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André Biron

Section of Applied Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada

Jean Veillon

Rousseau, Sauvé, Warren and Associates, Consulting Engineers, Montreal, Canada

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 96(2), 113-120 (May 01, 1974) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454149 History: Received February 14, 1974; Online October 25, 2010

Abstract

Results are presented for the limit analysis of pressure vessel heads of torispherical and ellipsoidal shapes in order to evaluate the influence of different head thicknesses for a given cylinder thickness. Comparison is made with presently used configurations as recommended by the ASME Code. It is found in particular that increasing the knuckle thickness of a torispherical head would provide a significant increase in yield pressure without excessive additional material.

Copyright © 1974 by ASME
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