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A Finite Element Analysis of Flange Connections

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E. Zahavi

The Pearlstone Center for Aeronautical Engineering Studies, Mechanical Engineering Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 115(3), 327-330 (Aug 01, 1993) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929536 History: Received October 26, 1992; Revised April 07, 1993; Online June 17, 2008

Abstract

The present work pertains to nonlinear analysis of forces and deformation in pressurized flange connections, taking into consideration changes of geometry and friction. This allows greater accuracy in computing bolt forces and in predicting the leakage point.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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