Stiffness of Pipe Straps for Computer Modeling—A Simplified Approach

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W. A. Tewfik

Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 108(3), 367-369 (Aug 01, 1986) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264798 History: Received May 11, 1984; Revised September 05, 1985; Online November 05, 2009


This paper includes a methodology and calculated results for the stiffness of two (2) types of pipe straps. The calculated results are then compared to two (2) other sources of data: finite element analysis (FEA) computer-generated results, and test results for some of strap sizes as listed in Table 1. All calculated, FEA and test results are tabulated in Table 1. A home computer has been utilized to generate all calculated figures for different pipe sizes and straps. Graphs 1 and 2 represent all results for equations generated in this paper and can be utilized to extract the stiffness values required when appropriate width and inside radii of straps are known.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
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