Fitness for Service Evaluation of Ring Joint Groove Cracking

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R. G. Brown, G. M. Buchheim, D. A. Osage, J. L. Janelle

Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 3570 Warrensville Center Road, Suite 210, Shaker Heights, OH 44122; formerly, BP Oil Company, Cleveland, OH

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 122(1), 72-75 (Oct 29, 1999) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.556153 History: Received August 15, 1999; Revised October 29, 1999
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Grahic Jump Location
Finite element mesh of flange assembly
Grahic Jump Location
Deformed shape in ring groove crack region



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