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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Grahic Jump Location
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)
Grahic Jump Location
Metal structure of tube rolled and expanded by applying uniform pressure (adapted from reference 16)
Grahic Jump Location
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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