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MC121 - Design by Analysis Requirements in ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII, Division 2 – Alternative Rules

MC121 - Design by Analysis Requirements in ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII, Division 2 – Alternative Rules

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Milano, ITA
Jun 20, 2018 - Jun 21, 2018


New Orleans, LA, USA
Apr 25, 2018 - Apr 26, 2018




Length: 2 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 51.00

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The focus of this Master Class is to provide an understanding of the analytical methods found in Part 5 of Section VIII, Division 2 as well as to convey practical information on how to meet the requirements using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).  Discussion on the background of the analysis methods and their application is presented through the ASME Pressure Technology Bulletins, PTB-1-2013 Section VIII - Division 2 Criteria and Commentary and PTB-3-2013 Section VIII - Division 2 Example Problem Manual.  The attendees will gain an appreciation and understanding of how these analytical techniques can be applied to practical design situations.  The class will include detailed example problems that demonstrate how the analytical techniques are to be applied, and their limitations.  Detailed FEA models will be presented to help illustrate the various analytical techniques.

This course provides an in-depth examination of the techniques used in Design by Analysis (DBA) of pressure vessel design.  The course includes discussions on general requirements for numerical simulation using FEA; material modeling requirements for use with FEA; design load combinations for pressure vessel design; design for protection against plastic collapse using elastic stress analysis, limit load, and elastic-plastic stress analysis; background and requirements for the new strain limit criterion; buckling analysis types and differences in design margins; fatigue analysis using smooth bar and welded joint technology in the new structural stress approach; ratcheting assessment using both elastic and elastic-plastic analysis; and a special emphasis on the evaluation of thermal stresses.

You Will Learn To
 - Define the basis and application of the design by analysis techniques to ensure proper vessel design.
 - Apply the design by analysis techniques to the evaluation of in–service components through the Life-Cycle Management Process and the relationship to API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Level 3 Assessments.
 - Evaluate the basis of design by analysis techniques and how they compare with other International Pressure Vessel Codes, EN 13445 and PD 5500.

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Attendees are encouraged to discuss actual scenarios encountered as part of a class discussion.

Who Should Attend
This Masterclass is intended for pressure vessels engineers working for Owner-Users, manufacturers or engineering and design construction firms in the refining, petrochemical, and other comparable industries that desire a practical understanding of one of the major areas of the new Division 2 of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII.

This MasterClass is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII Division 2 and FEA.

  • Course Type: Masterclass
  • Order Number: MC121
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


David A. Osage, P.E., is internationally recognized for his expertise in the design of new equipment and as an industry expert and leader in the development and use of FFS (Fitness-for-Service) technology. He is the President and CEO of The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., and has over 30 years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industries. As the lead investigator and principal author of the new ASME B&PV Code, Section VIII, Division 2, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels: Alternative Rules, he developed a new organization and writing style for this code and was responsible for introducing the latest developments in materials, design, fabrication, and inspection technologies. These technologies include new models for materials behavior suitable for use in a construction code, updated design-by-rule methods, modern design-by-analysis procedures including the introduction of elastic-plastic analysis methods, and a new fatigue method for welded joints.

Mr. Osage received a Certificate of Acclamation from ASME for this work. He has served on several ASME B&PV VIII Code Committees. Mr. Osage earned his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1977. He is a registered professional engineer in Ohio.

Phil Prueter, P.E., is a Principal Engineer and the Advanced Analysis Group Head at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. in Shaker Heights, Ohio USA. He is a consultant in the petrochemical, chemical, and nuclear industries, performing Fitness-For-Service (FFS) and design evaluations of equipment using the rules of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 and the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. He also uses non-linear Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Design by Analysis (DBA) to support FFS and design evaluations.

Mr. Prueter specializes in pressure component design, FFS, static and dynamic computational techniques, transient thermal-mechanical fatigue analysis, elevated temperature creep and creep-fatigue simulations, seismic and natural frequency analysis, and fracture mechanics using analytical and computational techniques. Currently, Mr. Prueter’s responsibilities include leading the Advanced Analysis Group and managing Nuclear Consulting Services. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in nine states and qualifies as a Specialized Registered Professional Engineer (RPE) per the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Division 1, Mandatory Appendix XXIII and can provide certification of nuclear Design Reports on behalf of the N Certificate Holder. Additionally, he is a member of the ASME Section VIII Working Group on Design by Analysis (WG-DBA) and Subgroup on Elevated Temperature Construction (SG-ETC), is an organizer for the ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, and has authored or co-authored more than 25 technical publications.

Prior to joining the Equity Engineering Group, Mr. Prueter was a graduate research fellow in the Dynamics and Vibrations Laboratory at The Ohio State University. His research involved using advanced finite element and contact mechanics techniques to analyze the design and vibration characteristics of gear drive systems and rotating equipment. Mr. Prueter also has experience in the nuclear industry, performing thermal, mechanical, and fatigue analyses on steam generation components for government nuclear power plants.
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