Dynaflow RESEARCH GROUP
ASME VIII Division 2
ASME VIII-Div 2 Training Course
Design By Analysis
The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code VIII is the most frequently used pressure vessel design code in the world. Two design approaches are present in the code: design by rules and design by analysis. Design by Analysis in ASME VIII-2 Part 5 is used to complement the Design by Rules parts of the code. Why might this be necessary? Perhaps a feature is located too close to a discontinuity or has a non-standard configuration, perhaps a detailed fatigue calculation is required or loadings other than pressure are present? The training course will be given by one of the consultants from DRG, who regularly perform consultancy assessments according to ASME VIII-2 Part 5. Within this training course the participants will learn how to conduct Design by Analysis code compliance checks for rupture, ratcheting, fatigue and buckling load cases. During which topics such as the difference between primary or secondary stresses, the influence of weld type on fatigue life and obtaining the structural stress will be addressed? As an aid the FE/Pipe software package, for which no prior knowledge is required, will be used for some of the tutorials.