Pipe Stress Engineering

Pipe Stress Engineering

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By Liang-Chuan Peng and Tsen-Loong Peng
"Peng’s book provides so much information with exactly the right 'depth' as to be very useful to the seasoned engineer as well as the fledglings (the fledglings will read this book many times after their first reading). . . . There is now a 'New Gold Standard'."
 --John Breen, Becht Engineering, Pittsburgh, PA

"L.C.'s book . . . is sure to become a true classic in our industry."
--James A. Wingate, P.E., Taylors, SC

An up-to-date and practical reference book on piping engineering and stress analysis, this book emphasizes three main concepts: using engineering common sense to foresee a potential piping stress problem, performing the stress analysis to confirm the problem, and lastly, optimizing the design to solve the problem. Systematically, the book proceeds from basic piping flexibility analyses, spring hanger selections, and expansion joint applications, to vibration stress evaluations and general dynamic analyses. Emphasis is placed on the interface with connecting equipment such as vessels, tanks, heaters, turbines, pumps and compressors. Chapters dealing with discontinuity stresses, special thermal problems and cross-country pipelines are also included.

The book is ideal for piping engineers, piping designers, plant engineers, and mechanical engineers working in the power, petroleum refining, chemical, food processing, and pharmaceutical industries. It will also serve as a reference for engineers working in building and transportation services. It can be used as an advance text for graduate students in these fields.

  • Publisher: ASME
  • Publish Date: 2009
  • Pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780791802854

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Table of Contents

PREFACE NOMENCLATURE 1. Introduction 1.1. The Scope of Pipe Stress Analysis; 1.2. Piping Components and Connecting Equipment; 1.3. Modes of Failure; 1.4. Piping Codes; 1.5. Industry Practice; 1.6. Design Specification; 1.7. Plant Walk-down. 2. Strength of Materials Basics 2.1. Tensile Strength; 2.2. Elastic Relationship of Stress and Strain; 2.3. Static Equilibrium; 2.4. Stresses due to Moments; 2.5. Stresses in Pipes; 2.6. Evaluation of Multi-Dimensional Stresses; 2.7. Basic Beam Formulas; 2.8. Analysis of Piping Assembly. 3. Thermal Expansion and Piping Flexibility 3.1. Thermal Expansion Force and Stress; 3.2. Methods of Providing Flexibility; 3.3. Self-Limiting Stress; 3.4. Stress Intensification and Flexibility Factors; 3.5. Allowable Thermal Expansion Stress Range; 3.6. Cold Spring; 3.7. Pressure Effects on Piping Flexibility; 3.8. General Procedure of Piping Flexibility Analysis; 3.9. Problems with Too Much Flexibility; 3.10. Field Proven Systems. 4. Code Stress Requirements 4.1. “Design” Chapter of the Piping Codes; 4.2. Loadings to be Considered; 4.3. Basic Allowable Stresses; 4.4. Pressure Design; 4.5. Stresses of Piping Components; 4.6. Class 1 Nuclear Piping. 5. Discontinuity Stresses 5.1. Differential Equation of the Beam Deflection Curve; 5.2. The Infinite Beam on Elastic Foundation with Concentrated Load; 5.3. Semi-Infinite Beam on Elastic Foundation; 5.4. Application of Beam on Elastic Foundation to Cylindrical Shells; 5.5. Effective Widths; 5.6. Choking Model; 5.7. Stresses at Junctions Between Dissimilar Materials ; 5.8. Vessel Shell Rotation. 6. Pipe Supports and Restraints 6.1. Device Terminology and Basic Functions; 6.2. Support Spacing; 6.3. Analysis of Piping Systems Resting on Supports; 6.4. Variable Spring and Constant Effort Supports; 6.5. Support of Long Risers; 6.6. Significance of Support Friction; 6.7. Support of Large Pipes; 6.8. Pipe Stresses at Integral Support Attachments; 6.9. Treatment of Support Stiffness and Displacement. 7. Flexible Connections 7.1. Basic Flexible Joint Elements and Analytical Tools; 7.2. Using Catalog Data; 7.3. Applications of Bellow Expansion Joints; 7.4. Slip Joints; 7.5. Flexible Hoses; 7.6. Examples of Improper Installation of Expansion Joints. 8. Interface with Stationary Equipment 8.1. Flange Leakage Concern; 8.2. Sensitive Valves; 8.3. Pressure Vessel Connections; 8.4. Power Boiler and Process Heater Connections; 8.5. Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger Connections; 8.6. Low-Type Tank Connections. 9. Interface with Rotating Equipment 9.1. Brief background of Allowable Piping Load on Rotating Equipment; 9.2. Evaluation of Piping Load on Rotating Equipment ; 9.3. Steam Power Turbine; 9.4. Mechanical Drive Steam Turbines; 9.5. Centrifugal Pumps; 9.6. Centrifugal Compressors; 9.7. Reciprocating Compressors and Pumps; 9.8. Problems with Some Techniques Used in Reducing Piping Loads; 9.9. Example Procedure for Designing Rotating Equipment Piping. 10. Transportation Pipeline and Buried Piping 10.1. Governing Codes and General Design Requirements; 10.2. Behaviors of Long Pipeline; 10.3. Pipeline Bends; 10.4. Basic Elements of Soil Mechanics; 10.5. Example Calculations of Basic Pipeline Behaviors ; 10.6. Simulation of Soil Resistance; 10.7. Behaviors of Large Bends; 10.8. Construction of Analytical Model; 10.9. Anchor and Drag Anchor. 11. Special Thermal Problems 11.1. Thermal Bowing; 11.2. Refractory Lined Pipe; 11.3. Un-insulated Flange Connections; 11.4. Unmatched Small Branch Connections; 11.5. Socket-welded Connections. 12. Dynamic Analysis – Part 1, SDOF Systems and Basics 12.1. Impact and Dynamic Load Factor; 12.2. Single Degree of Freedom (SDOF) Structures; 12.3. Damping; 12.4. Sonic Velocity vs. Flow Velocity; 12.5. Shaking Forces due to Fluid Flow; 12.6. Safety Valve Relieving Forces; 12.7. Steam Turbine Trip Load. 13. Dynamic Analysis – Part 2, MDOF Systems and Applications 13.1. Lumped-Mass Multi-Degree of Freedom (MDOF) Systems; 13.2. Piping Subject to Ground Motion; 13.3. Account for Uncertainties; 13.4. Steady State Vibration and Harmonic Analysis; 13.5. Time History Analysis. APPENDIX A Standard Nominal Pipe Wall Thickness; APPENDIX B, Dimension of Butt-Welding Fittings; APPENDIX C, Thermal Expansion Rate of Piping Materials; APPENDIX D, Modulus of Elasticity of Piping Materials; APPENDIX E, Valve and Flange Data; APPENDIX F, ASME B31.1 Allowable Stress. INDEX
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