Experimental Investigation of Heat Exchanger Tubesheet Hole Enlargement

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A. N. Shuaib, N. Merah

Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

M. K. Khraisheh

Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0108

I. M. Allam

Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

S. S. Al-Anizi

Consulting Services Department, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 125(1), 19-25 (Jan 31, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1533799 History: Received June 02, 2002; Revised October 21, 2002; Online January 31, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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(a) Typical full-size test blocks having the expanded tubes, and (b) a pull-out test being performed on an Instron tensile testing machine showing the tube pulled out of its test block
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Pull-out force of roller expanded tube joints versus overtolerance
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Expanded tube wall reduction versus overtolerance of the joints
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Graphical comparison of the theoretical and experimental pull-out forces




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