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MC123 - Fatigue Analysis Requirements in ASME BPV Code Section VIII, Division 2 – Alternative Rules

MC123 - Fatigue Analysis Requirements in ASME BPV Code Section VIII, Division 2 – Alternative Rules

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Houston, TX, USA
Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017

Early Bird Discount Ends: 8/21/2017

Milano, , ITA
Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017




Length: 1 days    CEUs: 0.75    PDHs: 7.50

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The focus of the one-day MasterClass is to provide an understanding of the fatigue methods found in Part 5 of ASME Section VIII, Division 2 and the new Part 14 of API 579-1/FFS-1, and to convey practical information on how to perform analysis, including the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA).  Discussion on the background of the analysis methods and their application are 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 gain an appreciation of how these analytical techniques can be applied to practical design situations.  The class includes detailed example problems that demonstrate how the analytical techniques are to be applied, and their limitations.  The fatigue analysis approaches using smooth bar and welded joint technology using the new structural stress approach are covered in detail, including case histories to highlight the application to common Industry problems.  Detailed FEA models will be presented to help illustrate the various analytical techniques.

You Will Learn To
 - Explain the fundamentals of fatigue and the implementation of fatigue design and assessment methods in ASME Section VIII, Division 2 and API 579-1/FFS-1
 - Evaluate the technical basis for smooth bar and welded fatigue methodologies
 - Apply the fatigue analysis techniques for practical Industry problems

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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.

Course Requirements
This MasterClass is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of ASME B&PV Code Section VIII, Division 2, and fatigue concepts.

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  • Course Type: Masterclass
  • Order Number: MC123
  • 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.
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