The Technical Basis of the External Pressure Section of BS5500

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S. Kendrick

Admiralty Marine Technology Establishment, St. Leonard’s Hill, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 106(2), 143-149 (May 01, 1984) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264321 History: Received July 21, 1983; Revised December 23, 1983; Online November 05, 2009


The technical basis of the external pressure section of the British Pressure Vessel Code BS5500 is presented. Interstiffener collapse of cylinders, overall collapse, sideways tripping of stiffeners and dome collapse are all considered. Some comparisons are given with the equivalent American Code ASME Section VIII.

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