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Two-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis for Large Diameter Steel Flanges

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Abdulmalik A. Alghamdi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, PO Box 80251, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia

Muhsen S. Al-Sannaa

Piping and Valves Unit, Mechanical and Civil Engineering Division, Consulting Services Department, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 126(3), 399-403 (Aug 18, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1767174 History: Received August 26, 2002; Revised December 03, 2003; Online August 18, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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The right top symmetric quarter of the flange joint
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The quarter axisymmetric two-dimensional model
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The finite element mesh shown by nodes
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Applied loadings and boundary conditions
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Equivalent Von-Mises stress for the flange-gasket connection under default loading conditions (see Table 3)
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Von-Mises stress at the gasket for a gasket with a 80 GPa elastic modulus
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Equivalent Von-Mises stress for the flange-gasket connection under 40 MPa clamping pressure, all other loadings are the default loads
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Effect of clamping pressure on gasket contact pressure
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Effect of axial stress on the gasket contact pressure
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Effect of gasket stiffness on the gasket contact pressure
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Effect of internal pressure on the gasket contact pressure while neglecting end effects
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Effect of fluid temperature on the gasket contact pressure

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