||Sam Kannappan, P. E.
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The text of this book by Sam Kannappan contains many illustrations, tables, examples, and code equations. Worked out example problems are included in this publication in order to assist the reader in understanding the principles discussed in each of the chapters. Exercises and references are given at the end of each chapter. Piping analysis topics, such as support stiffness, overlapping, decoupling of branch lines, wind loads, and other advanced topics, are covered in another book by Sam Kannappan, entitled Advanced Pipe Stress Analysis. In this book author concentrated on such important issues as pipe stress analysis itself, design of pressure components, pipe span calculation, ANSI & ANSI codes, expansion loops and joints, flanged joints, piping connected to nonrotating/rotating equipment, nuclear components code, and some special topics.