Pressure Vessels: Design by Analysis Methods
Pressure Vessels: Design by Analysis Methods
An in-depth examination of the techniques used in Design by Analysis pressure vessel design.
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Gain an Understanding of the DBA Methods
The new ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 2 was published on July 1, 2007. This 2007 Edition became mandatory for vessel design in July, 2009. The new Division 2 includes a complete re-organization of the text, introduces a consistent and user-friendly format style, and provides a number of new and enhanced pressure vessel design procedures. The new Design By Analysis (DBA) requirements in Part 5 of Division 2 introduce many of these new procedures involving load combinations, stress analysis, and fatigue evaluation. The understanding and application of these rules is essential to both the new and experienced vessel engineer to ensure proper vessel design.
Pressure Vessel: Design by Analysis Methods provides the vessel engineer an in-depth examination of the techniques used in DBA pressure vessel design through numerous example problems. ASME contracted Equity to write PTB-1-2009 Section VIII - Division 2 Criteria and Commentary and PTB-3-2009 Section VIII - Division 2 Example Problem Manual because our engineers were instrumental in the development of this new code and have years of experience in the design and analysis of pressure vessels for owner-users as well as in a consulting capacity.
This course includes discussions on general requirements for numerical simulation using Finite Element Analysis (FEA); material modeling requirements for use with FEA; design load combinations for pressure vessel design; design for protection against plastic collapse using elastic stress analysis, limit load, and elastic-plastic stress analysis; background and requirements for the new strain limit criterion; buckling analysis types and differences in design margins; fatigue analysis using smooth bar and welded joint technology in the new structural stress approach; ratcheting assessment using both elastic and elastic-plastic analysis; and a special emphasis on the evaluation of thermal stresses.
The focus of the course is to provide an understanding of the analytical methods in the new Division 2 as well as to convey practical information on how to meet Part 5 requirements of the new Division 2 using FEA codes.
This specialty course consists of lectures that cover DBA in detail. Example problems demonstrating concepts in the new Code will be shown by instructors who helped develop the Codes, with portions worked by the students. PTB-1-2009 Section VIII - Division 2 Criteria and Commentary and PTB-3-2009 Section VIII - Division 2 Example Problem Manual will be extensively used. In addition, numerical simulations using FEA illustrating design approaches will be demonstrated during the course and critiqued by class participants.
This course is a detailed extension of an introductory overview course on the new Division 2 that is also offered by Equity. Pressure Vessels: The New Division 2 Rules is a 3-day course that covers all Parts of the 2007 Edition of Division 2, including the Design by Rule (DBR) methods.back to top
- A. Overview of General Requirements in the New Division 2 with Emphasis on Part 5 - Design By Analysis
- B. Numerical Simulation Required for Pressure Vessel Design Using FEA
- C. Material Modeling Requirements for FEA
- D. Background and Requirements for Loading Conditions, Load Factors, and Load Case Combinations
- E. Design Requirements for Protection Against Plastic Collapse using Elastic Stress Analysis, Limit Load Concepts, and Elastic-Plastic Analysis Overview of the new Strain Limits Requirements using Elastic & Elastic-Plastic Analysis
- F. Design Requirements for Protection Against Collapse from Buckling Using Eigenvalue Analysis with Linear and Nonlinear Prestress with Design Margins, and Collapse Analysis Using Load Factors
- G. Fatigue Analysis using Elastic Analysis and Elastic-Plastic Analysis in Conjunction with Smooth Car Fatigue Curves, and the new Structural Stress Approach for Welded Joints
- H. Ratcheting Assessment Requirements Using Elastic and Elastic-Plastic Analysis
- I. In-Depth Discussion on the Analysis and Treatment of Thermal Stresses
- J. Creep-Fatigue Analysis Design Requirements Using the New Code Case 2605
- K. Fracture Mechanics Assessments for Rigorous Determination of a MDMT
- L. Comparison to other International Pressure Vessel Codes, EN 13445 and PD 5500
- M. Division 2 in the Life-Cycle Management Process, the Relationship to API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Level 3 Assessments
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for pressure vessels engineers working for manufactures or engineering and design construction firms in the refining/petrochemical and comparable industries, and engineers for Owner-Users that desire a practical understanding of one of the major areas of the new Division 2.
FFS engineers who perform Level 3 assessments will also find the course beneficial since Part 5 of Div 2 is harmonized with Annex B1-B4 of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1.back to top
The course fee does not include a copy of the current edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Division 2. It is suggested that all students have a copy of it during the course.
To Buy ASME Documents
To purchase the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, contact ASME Customer Service at:
Phone: 1-800-843-2763 or 1-973-882-1170
The Order Form may be found at: http://www.asme.org/Codes/International_Boiler_Pressure.cfm
Questions about the Course, Registration, or Special Needs? Contact Equity Engineering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Courses: This course can be held on-site anywhere. Contact email@example.com for details and pricing information.back to top