COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Pressure Vessel Design
Course Code: 
15MEC241
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Pressure Vessel Design' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction to Pressure Vessels, Design Philosophy, Structural Integrity - Failure modes and theories - Working loads and allowable stresses - Fatigue, fracture and buckling.

Stress categorization - Primary, secondary and peak.

Design of Cylindrical Shells - ASME equations - Thin shell equations - Thick shell equations - Buckling of cylindrical shells.

Unit 2

End Closures - ASME equations for various types of heads – Hemispherical, flat, ellipsoidal, torispherical, and conical heads.

Discontinuity Stresses - Discontinuity stresses - Beams on elastic foundation, Cutouts and Reinforcements – Stress concentrations around a hole – Reinforcements.

Fatigue Assessment - Exemption from fatigue analysis - S-N curves - Design curves - Cumulative damage - Fatigue evaluation.

Unit 3

Bolted Flanges - RF and FF flanges - Gasket loading behavior - Application of ASME equations for flange analysis and bolt design.

Design of Supports - Lug support - Support skirts - Saddle support.

  • Harvey J. F. - ‘Theory and Design of Pressure Vessels’ - Van Nostrand - 1991
  • Chattopadhyaya S. - ‘Pressure Vessels - Design and Practice’ - CRC Press - 2005
  • Brownell and Young -Process Equipment Design’ - Wiley Publishing Ltd. - 1959
  • Ellenberger P. - ‘Pressure Vessels: ASME Code Simplified’ - McGraw Hill Company - 2004 - 8th Edition