A Computational Procedure for Calculating Primary Stress for the ASME B&PV Code

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D. Mackenzie, J. T. Boyle

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 116(4), 339-344 (Nov 01, 1994) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929599 History: Received October 14, 1993; Revised May 24, 1994; Online June 17, 2008


A simple procedure for calculating primary stress consistent with the ASME B&PV Code is presented. The procedure is based on an iterative elastic analysis technique referred to as the elastic compensation method, which invokes the lower-bound limit load theorem to define maximum allowable static loads for the vessel. The method is simple to implement as an automatic computational procedure in a conventional elastic finite element program and requires minimal input from the designer.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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