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A Single Technically Consistent Design Formula for the Thickness of Cylindrical Sections Under Internal Pressure

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John D. Fishburn

 ALSTOM Power, Windsor, CT 06095

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 129(1), 211-215 (Mar 07, 2006) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2389035 History: Received December 22, 2005; Revised March 07, 2006

Within the current design codes for boilers, piping, and pressure vessels, there are many different equations for the thickness of a cylindrical section under internal pressure. A reassessment of these various formulations, using the original data, is described together with more recent developments in the state of the art. A single formula, which can be demonstrated to retain the same design margin in both the time-dependent and time-independent regimes, is shown to give the best correlation with the experimental data and is proposed for consideration for inclusion in the design codes.

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Required thickness (in inches) as a function of pressure (in psi) for a 4in.o.d. pipe with an allowable stress of 4500psi

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Tube life predicted at a stress corresponding to Eq. 1 versus actual life

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Tube life predicted at a stress corresponding to Eq. 2 versus actual life

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Tube life predicted at a stress corresponding to Eq. 7 versus actual life

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Standard deviations of the test data from the various formulations

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