Research on the Fatigue Assessment Method for Steel Pressure Vessels Containing Surface Defects


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Defects have great influence on the safe running of pressure vessels, and the safty assessment for in-service pressure vessels containing defects can realize safe and economical operation of presure vessles.Aiming at the fatigue assement of defect in steel pressure vessels,the fatigue assement method is studied and a primary program can be uesd to calculate fatigue crack propagation and life prediction is programed based on GB19624.The comparison between test and calculated results indicates that the method provided is suitable for fatigue assessment of defects.Combining the test results and cricical conditonds, the presient approach can provide a basis for the fatigue safety assessment and the reasonable overhaul cycle of in-service pressure vessels.



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Fangping Zhang




X. L. Meng, "Research on the Fatigue Assessment Method for Steel Pressure Vessels Containing Surface Defects", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 628, pp. 137-141, 2014

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September 2014





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