Method calculates SIF for branch piping connections

09/15/2003
A method has been developed for calculating the nominal wall thickness of matching pipe for certain sizes of branch connections and stress intensification factor (SIF) and for designing branch connections to withstand pressure and certain bending moments.The method allows for a safe reduction in the cost of the entire piping system by more accurately calculating the stresses in the branch connections.Branch connections are one of the most stressed parts of any piping system. In addition to internal pressure loading, bending moments can be applied in the branch connections of piping or pipeline system. These bending moments may be caused by thermal expansion or contraction, dead and live l...
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