( Pressure Vessels: Design and Practice (Mechanical Engineering
Author: Somnath Chattopadhyay
Publisher: CRC Press
Despite the importance of pressure vessels and the high interest of mechanical and chemical engineers, there are very few books on the subject, and none that adequately address ASME and other international code issues. Pressure Vessels: Design and Practice fills that gap. With emphasis on the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, the BS 5500 (British Standard), it examines the design of pressure vessel components with explanations that clearly communicate the inherent design principles and philosophy. Chapters cover stress, shells, covers and flanges, and vessel supports and provide reviews of fatigue and fracture mechanics, structural stability, and limit analysis.