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A Rational Procedure for Analyzing Flanged and Flued Expansion Joints

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K. P. Singh, A. I. Soler

Holtec International, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 113(1), 64-70 (Feb 01, 1991) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2928729 History: Received September 23, 1988; Revised July 17, 1990; Online June 17, 2008

Abstract

This paper presents a procedure for computing the axial stiffness of “formed head” type of expansion joints. The method given herein is an extension of the plate and shell theory adaptation of the “Kopp and Sayre method” first published by the authors in the text, Singh and Soler (1984). Arcturus Publishers. The approach suggested in this paper has been adopted by the Seventh Edition of the TEMA Standards.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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