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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Approximate Elastic Stresses in a Tee Branch Pipe Connection Under Internal Pressure

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D. P. Updike

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. 18015

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 103(1), 104-107 (Feb 01, 1981) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3263356 History: Received September 22, 1980; Online November 05, 2009

Abstract

An approximate method for calculating the elastic stresses at the crotch of a tee branch pipe connection under internal pressure is presented. The analaysis is based on shell theory together with stress multipliers for the peak bending stress in the fillet. A table of factors for rapid calculation is given.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
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