Structural Integrity Assessment of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Pressure Vessels Using a Simplified Fracture Mechanics Procedure

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M. D. Rana

Praxair Inc., Research and Development Department, P.O. Box 44, Tonawanda, NY 14151-0044

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 116(3), 324-330 (Aug 01, 1994) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929596 History: Received April 13, 1993; Revised April 14, 1994; Online June 17, 2008


This paper describes a simplified fracture analysis procedure which was developed by Pellini to quantify fracture critical-crack sizes and crack-arrest temperatures of carbon and low-alloy steel pressure vessels. Fracture analysis diagrams have been developed using the simplified analysis procedure for various grades of carbon and low-alloy steels used in the construction of ASME, Section VIII, Division 1 pressure vessels. Structural integrity assessments have been conducted from the analysis diagrams.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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