Design of Large Monobloc High-Pressure Vessels

  • D. E. Witkin


Historically, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code does not offer much to aid the designer of high-pressure vessels [1]. In its present form, the Code [2] contains disclaimers for applications to high pressure. Paragraph U-1(d) of Section VIII, Division 1, restricts applicability to below 3,000 psi and Paragraph A-110 of Section VIII, Division 2, states, “The rules of Division 2 do not specify a limitation on pressure but are not all inclusive for all types of construction practices essential to vessels for such pressures.... ”


Pressure Vessel Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics Hoop Stress Section VIII Hydrostatic Test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Witkin
    • 1
  1. 1.National Forge CompanyIrvineUSA

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