Pressure Vessel Design: The Direct Route


  • Josef Zeman, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Franz Rauscher, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Sebastian Schindler, Techn. Überwachungsverein, Austria

This book explores a new, economically viable approach to pressure vessel design, included in the (harmonized) standard EN 13445 (for unfired pressure vessels) and based on linear as well as non-linear Finite Element analyses. It is intended as a supporting reference of this standard’s route, providing background information on the underlying principles, basic ideas, presuppositions, and new notions. Examples are included to familiarize readers with this approach, to highlight problems and solutions, advantages and disadvantages.
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Designers in industry and inspection bodies; researchers in pressure vessel design in industry and universities


Book information

  • Published: June 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044950-0