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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Bases and Application of External Pressure and Compressive Stress Mechanical Design Rules in Section VIII & Code Case 2286 of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

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Overview / Abstract:

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This one-day MasterClass provides the history and bases for the compressive stress related procedures and rules for the mechanical design of pressure vessels that are supplied with the ASME Mark. The rules of Division 2 Part 4.4 & Code Case 2286 were developed from a long term extensive testing program. These rules and methodology are applicable to a wide range of plate structures including tanks and tubular structures. Through both presentation and discussion, attendees gain a greater appreciation and understanding of how these compressive stress application rules can be applied to practical design situations.

The class includes detailed example problems that demonstrate how the rules are to be applied as well as their limitations. Examples are illustrated using Mathcad models of the compressive stress calculation procedures with comparison to allowable stress criteria.

You Will Learn To
- Explain the basis of Section VIII, Division 1 sections UG-23, UG-28 & UG-29 current rules and how they compare to the CC 2286 technology and procedures
- Evaluate the significance of the various parameters used in the design of pressure vessels and other large plate structures (tanks) designed for load conditions that produce compressive stress
- Apply calculation applications and procedures that optimize design of plate structures for compressive stress conditions
- Interpret the significance of calculated compressive stresses

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Course Requirements
Prior to the event, attendees will be given the opportunity to submit questions, or examples of real-life scenarios they have faced, to be discussed with the group

Who Should Attend
The MasterClass is an important resource for engineers involved in the design/construction of large scale process vessels, tanks, tubular column and/or plate structures that are subject to compressive loading conditions.

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


Jan 09, 2020


Civil Engineering , Electrical Engineering , Mechanical Engineering



Credits / Hours

Wesley S. Jacobs, P.E., is a recognized expert in the field of pressure vessels and low temperature/cryogenic liquid storage tanks. He has over 50 years of experience in the design and construction of various pressure vessels and storage tanks for petroleum and petrochemical industries. Mr. Jacobs was instrumental in the development of design rules for large openings in cylindrical shells, in further development of toughness rules for ASME Code vessels, and the preparation of ASME Code Case 2286.

The technology content in Code Case 2286 and in Section VIII Division 2, Part 4.4 was developed by CBI Co. under the principal direction and authorship of Dr. Clarence Miller. Mr. Jacobs has presented several PV&P papers on large opening and material toughness design that explain the concepts and the code rules. He is also active in several ASME BPV VIII Code Committees. Mr. Jacobs earned his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1960. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas.

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