Bolted Joints with Full Face Gaskets
In the preceding two chapters, several topics concerned with flanges have been discussed. The previous analyses have considered the gasket as a lineal element located at a particular radial position. For the most part, the effect of non-linear gasket material behavior has been neglected in all previous analyses. This chapter focuses on development of an analysis method which can be applied to flanges with either full face gaskets or ring type gaskets. The proposed method also permits inclusion of non-linear gasket material behavior. The procedure assumes use of a computer to effect the solution; as such, the method may not be directly suitable for inclusion in any design code that is intended to supply simple formulas for the designer’s use. However, we will show that it certainly has value as a design tool.
KeywordsHeat Exchanger Mechanical Design Bolt Hole Element Joint Edge Force
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