Comparison of Methods for Calculating Stress Intensity Factors for the Thread of a Pressure Vessel Closure and of a Gun Breech Ring

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David P. Kendall

Troy, NY

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 125(3), 326-329 (Aug 01, 2003) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1593699 History: Received March 14, 2003; Revised May 06, 2003; Online August 01, 2003
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Neubrand,  P. R., and Burns,  D. J.,1999 , “Comparison of Experimental and LEFM Estimates, Using Weight Functions, of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Three Types of End Closures,” High Pressure Technology-1999, ASME, New York, 384 , pp. 55–64.
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 3, 2001.
Kendall,  D. P., 2002, “Comparison of Methods for Calculating Stress Intensity Factors for a Pressure Vessel Closure Thread,” High Pressure Technology-2003, ASME, 436 , pp. 27–30.
O’Hara, G. P., 2002, private communication.


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Stress intensity factor calculation using method D-403
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Stress intensity factors for breech ring
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Stress intensity factors from different methods
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Cubic fit over various crack depths



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