Finite Element Analysis of Removable Shape Memory Alloy Pipe Joint’s Cone Sealing Performance


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According to the behavior of shape memory alloys, a structure of removable shape memory alloy pipe joint was designed. The contact manner of two parts of this structure is cone-globe. Cone-globe sealing is the key point of this structure’s sealing. Therefore the finite element analysis software ANSYS was used to simulate and calculate the sealing. The result shows that the width of the sealing surface and the contact stress altered with the change of structural parameters, which affected the sealing most. According to the value of the sealing surface’s width and the contact stress, the structural parameters including cone angle can be definitely settled.



Edited by:

Yafang Han, Xuefeng Liu and Ying Wu




B. Zhou and F. S. Liu, "Finite Element Analysis of Removable Shape Memory Alloy Pipe Joint’s Cone Sealing Performance", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 817, pp. 685-689, 2015

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April 2015





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