||James R. Farr, Maan H. Jawad
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The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, gives rules that pertain to the design, materials selection, fabrication, inspection, and testing of pressure vessels and their components. With few exceptions, the rules that cover the design of components tend to be complicated to implement. This book was written to demonstrate the application of the design rules to various components. Other rules, such as those pertaining to fabrication, inspection, testing, and materials are not covered here. This book is intended as a reference for designers of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. The theoretical background of the equations used here was kept to a minimum, since such background can be obtained from other references. Note also that while the design requirements of such components as shells and heads are interspersed throughout the ASME Code, design requirements pertaining to some specific components are given here in one chapter for easy reference. The emphasis in this book is on solved examples, which illustrate the application of the various equations given in the ASME Section VIII Code. Chapter 1 of this book covers background information and general topics—such as allowable stresses and joint efficiencies—applicable to all components. Chapter 2 is for the design of cylindrical shells under internal and external loads. Chapter 3 covers the design of dished heads and transition sections that are under internal and external loads. Chapter 4 considers flat plates, covers, and flanges. Openings are reviewed in Chapter 5, and Chapter 6 covers special components of VIII-1, such as stayed construction, jacketed components, half-pipe jackets, and noncircular vessels. Chapter 7 covers heat exchangers, and Chapter 8 covers stress categories, fatigue, and other special analysis of components...