Pressure Vessel Design

  • Donatello Annaratone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Pages 155-188
  3. Pages 189-239
  4. Pages 313-378
  5. Pages 423-435
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-442

About this book


This book guides through general and fundamental problems of pressure vessel design. It moreover considers also problems which seem to be of lower importance but which turn out to be crucial in the design phase. The basic approach is rigorously scientific with a complete theoretical development of the topics treated, but the analysis is always pushed so far as to offer concrete and precise calculation criteria that can be immediately applied to actual designs. This is accomplished through appropriate algorithms that lead to final equations or to characteristic parameters defined through mathematical equations.

The first chapter describes how to achieve verification criteria, the second analyzes a few general problems, such as stresses of the membrane in revolution solids and edge effects. The third chapter deals with cylinders under pressure from the inside, while the fourth focuses on cylinders under pressure from the outside. The fifth chapter covers spheres, and the sixth is about all types of heads. Chapter seven discusses different components of particular shape as well as pipes, with special attention to flanges. The eighth chapter discusses the influence of holes, while the ninth is devoted to the influence of supports. Finally, chapter ten illustrates the fundamental criteria regarding fatigue analysis.

Besides the unique approach to the entire work, original contributions can be found in most chapters, thanks to the author’s numerous publications on the topic and to studies performed ad hoc for this book.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Donatello Annaratone
    • 1
  1. 1.MilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-49142-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49144-6
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