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    • ISSN: 1793-8198
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA
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IJMMM 2018 Vol.6(4): 268-272 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.18178/ijmmm.2018.6.4.389

Finite Element Simulation and Analysis for the Design of a Pressure Vessel with Expansion Joint

Rafiq Rustam, Ahmad Faiz Ahmad Nazri, Md Rizal Md Tasliman, and Jamaluddin Mahmud
Abstract—At present, design and analysis of a pressure vessel is usually performed using a customise software. This study demonstrates the usefulness of general finite element simulation and analysis for the design of a pressure vessel with expansion joint. There are two case studies involved; where the first case study focuses on validating the finite element model. The deformation and stress distribution on the pressure vessel using finite element method is compared to analytical method and this can be used for validation purposes. The second case study involves finite element simulation and analysis for the design of a pressure vessel with expansion joint (horizontal vessel on saddle point). The deformation and stress distribution on the pressure vessel using finite element method is compared to previous design work. In both cases, the results are found to be in good agreement to the analytical and previous work respectively. Therefore, it could be concluded that finite element simulation and analysis could be a useful tool in designing a pressure vessel with expansion joint. Moreover, the knowledge gained from it has increased the understanding about the mechanics and design of pressure vessels with expansion joint.

Index Terms—Finite element simulation, design and analysis, pressure vessel, stress distribution.

Rafiq Rustam, Ahmad Faiz Ahmad Nazri, and Jamaluddin Mahmud are with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: rafiqrustam@gmail.com, ahmadfaizahamadnazri@gmail.com, jm@salam.uitm.edu.my).
Md Rizal Md Tasliman is with MMC Tepat Teknik Sdn Bhd, Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia (e-mail: rizaliza75@gmail.com).

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Cite: Rafiq Rustam, Ahmad Faiz Ahmad Nazri, Md Rizal Md Tasliman, and Jamaluddin Mahmud, "Finite Element Simulation and Analysis for the Design of a Pressure Vessel with Expansion Joint," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 268-272, 2018.

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