Appropriate Correlations for Assessing Expanded Tube-to-Tubesheet Joint Strength

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Stanley Yokell

MGT Inc., Boulder, Colorado

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 126(3), 376-381 (Aug 18, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1767176 History: Received May 15, 2003; Revised June 17, 2003; Online August 18, 2004
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Sum of + and − tolerances/ID increases to be measured versus percent apparent wall reduction
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Tube outside strain amplitude versus frequency (adapted from U.S. Patent No. 4,142,581, Issued March 6, 1979 to Yuji Yoshitomi and others)
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Metal structure of tube rolled and expanded by applying uniform pressure (adapted from reference 16)
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Grooves used for enhancing tube joint strength (adapted by from A Working Guide to Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers by Stanley Yokell, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1990 by permission of the author)




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