Moment Loads Induced by Pressure and Momentum Forces in Piping

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A. G. Ware

EG&G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 104(4), 268-271 (Nov 01, 1982) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264216 History: Received July 12, 1982; Online November 05, 2009


A structural load, which is often overlooked when ASME Code analyses of piping and nozzles are conducted, is the moment induced by axial elongation of a pipe segment due to internal fluid pressure and momentum. An example illustrates that this effect can sometimes produce stresses which are too large to be ignored.

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