Course Description

This Pressure Vessels: Design by Analysis Methods course provides the engineer an in–depth examination of the techniques used in Part 5 Design By Analysis contained in the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 2 (ASME VIII-2).

The course topics covered include: design load combinations, design for protection against plastic collapse (using elastic, limit load, and elastic-plastic stress analysis), local failure, collapse from buckling, fatigue analysis using smooth bar and welded joint technology in the structural stress approach, ratcheting, and the evaluation of thermal stresses. General requirements for numerical simulation using finite element analysis (FEA) techniques are also covered including elastic, limit load, and elastic– plastic stress analysis. The course consists of lectures interspersed with example problems demonstrating concepts covered in the lectures. The focus of the course is design and analysis requirements but also includes practical information that comes from instructors who have worked for Owner-Users as well as in a consulting capacity.

Our training course materials are developed and instructed by subject matter experts, many of whom are contributors on the relevant ASME committees.

Course Benefits

  • You will develop a practical understanding of the organization of Part 5 of ASME VIII-2.
  • You will develop a practical understanding of the many advanced design by analysis methods used in ASME VIII-2.
  • You will gain confidence in performance of design by analysis calculations as you progress through the example problems developed to strengthen the concepts covered in the lectures.
  • You will gain insight into the current activities of the ASME code committees and be advised of future updates.

Course Outline

  • Organization of ASME VIII-2 with emphasis on Part 5 – Design By Analysis
  • Numerical Simulation Required for Pressure Vessel Design Using FEA
  • Material Modeling Requirements for FEA
  • Background and Requirements for Loading Conditions, Load Factors, and Load Case Combinations
  • Design Requirements for Protection Against Plastic Collapse using Elastic Stress Analysis, Limit Load Concepts, and Elastic-Plastic Analysis Overview of the new Strain Limits Requirements using Elastic and Elastic-Plastic Analysis
  • Design Requirements for Protection Against Collapse from Buckling Using Eigenvalue Analysis with Linear and Nonlinear Prestress with Design Margins, and Collapse Analysis Using Load Factors
  • Fatigue Analysis using Elastic Analysis and Elastic-Plastic Analysis in Conjunction with Smooth Car Fatigue Curves and the new Structural Stress Approach for Welded Joints
  • Ratcheting Assessment Requirements Using Elastic and Elastic-Plastic Analysis
  • In-Depth Discussion on the Analysis and Treatment of Thermal Stresses
  • Creep-Fatigue Analysis Design Requirements Using Code Case 2605
  • Fracture Mechanics Assessments for Rigorous Determination of a MDMT
  • Comparison to other International Pressure Vessel Codes, EN 13445 and PD 5500
  • ASME VIII-2 in the Life-Cycle Management Process and the relationship to API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Level 3 Assessments

Course Outcome

Upon completion of the Pressure Vessels: Design by Analysis Methods course, students will have a basic understanding of the following:

  • Layout and use of Part 5 of ASME VIII-2.
  • Various failure modes and analysis techniques considered in ASME VIII-2 including plastic collapse, local failure, collapse from buckling, and fatigue.
  • Requirements for loading conditions, load factors, and load case combinations.
  • Numerical simulations using FEA illustrating design approaches, which will be demonstrated during the course and critiqued by class participants.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for engineers working for Owner-Users, manufacturers, or engineering and design construction firms in the refining/petrochemical and comparable industries. Engineers who serve in a fitness–for–service role, that perform API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Level 3 assessments of process pressure vessels, will also find the course beneficial. This course is a detailed extension of the introductory course, Pressure Vessels: ASME VIII-2, also offered by E2G.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does My Course Registration Fee Cover?
Course registration fees include the following:

  • Bound course notes containing all lectures and presentation handouts
  • Refreshments, morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack

Course registration fees DO NOT include the following:

  • Copies of API or ASME codes, standards, and recommended practices. To buy API Documents, contact IHS Global, Inc. here
  • Travel-related expenses including airfare, lodging, and car rental, if applicable

Do Attendees Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for Participation in the Course?
Yes. Students who successfully complete the training course will earn PDHs.

Do I Need to Bring the Reference Standards to the Course?
No. Each student will receive a comprehensive set of course notes, and the instructors will have electronic versions of the standards available if needed.

Do I Need a Calculator for the Example Sessions?

Does E2G Provide Assistance With Students Requiring a U.S. Visa?
Yes. It is requested that attendees that require a U.S. Visa register for the course at least two months prior to the course. Upon confirmation of registration and course fee payment, E2G will provide the attendee with a Letter of Invitation for use in obtaining a U.S. Visa.

Does E2G Have a Cancellation Policy Regarding Enrollment?
Yes. E2G reserves the right to cancel a course if minimum enrollment is not reached and to modify the agenda and/ or faculty when circumstances are beyond our control.

Does E2G Have a Policy With Regard to Refund of Fees in the Event of a Cancellation of Registration for Students?
Yes. The cancellation policy for refund of course registration fees is as follows:

  • Up to 14 days prior to the course: 75% of registration fees are refunded.
  • 13 to 6 days prior to the course: 50% of registration fees are refunded.
  • Within 5 days prior to the course: 25% of registration.

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