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Stress analysis of piping elbows using FEM

Ayob, Amran (2003) Stress analysis of piping elbows using FEM. The Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), 64 (3). pp. 13-19. ISSN 012-513X

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This study concerns the stress analysis of 908 smooth piping elbows with circular cross section and straight tangent pipes. The finite element method (FEM) is used for stress analysis of elbows having a wide range of bend and pipe factors. The main aim of the study is to review the stress behaviour when an elbow is subjected to loadings of in-plane bending, lorsion and in/ernal pressure The study includes the effect of end constraint, pipe faclor, bend radius and load coupling behaviour. The study shows that the stress level is influenced by end constraint, pipe factor and bend radius. with thinner elbows being affected to a larger extent.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:elbows. pipe faclor. pipe bend, tangent pipe, stress analysis, finite element method. stress indices. load interaction, combined loading.
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:12676
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:21 Jun 2011 09:55
Last Modified:21 Jun 2011 09:55

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