Chen, Haofeng and Shu, D.W. (2000) The effects of the distance between two defects on the load carrying capacity of pressure vessel. Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 122 (2). pp. 198-203. ISSN 0094-9930Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
A simplified numerical method for both lower and upper-bound limit analyses of 3-D structure has been developed in our previous work. The load-carrying capacities of 3-D pipelines with either one or two part-through defects of various geometrical configurations were calculated by the proposed method. In the present paper, the effects of the distance between two defects on the load-carrying capacity of pressure vessels are evaluated and discussed in details. Using curve-fitting schemes, an empirical formula for obtaining the load-carrying capacity of pressure vessels with double defects from that of pressure vessels with a single defect are proposed. Some engineering suggestions are presented simultaneously. All the numerical results confirm the applicability of the simplified numerical method.
|Keywords:||load carrying , pressure vessels, numerical method, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Mechanics of Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality|
|Subjects:||Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||14 Dec 2011 12:02|
|Last modified:||30 Apr 2016 00:07|