Bend Angle Effect on B2 and C2 Stress Indices for Piping Elbows

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Rajnish Kumar, Mohammad A. Saleem

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Mississauga, Ontario L5K 1B2, Canada

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 123(2), 226-231 (Nov 16, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1357536 History: Received October 12, 2000; Revised November 16, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
Topics: Torque , Pipes , Stress , Formulas , Stress
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ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Div. 1, 1998 Edition.
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Elbow with bend angle θ
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Line plot of finite model used in the analysis
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Plots of B2 stress index with bend angle effect
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Plots of C2 stress index with bend angle effect



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