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Pipe Stress Engineering

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Liang-Chuan Peng
Liang-Chuan Peng
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Tsen-Loong Peng
Tsen-Loong Peng
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ISBN:
9780791802854
No. of Pages:
500
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2009

One of the prerequisites to becoming a pipe stress engineer is being familiar with the principles of strength of materials. In this chapter, some of the basics of this subject relevant to pipe stress engineering will be discussed. The reader should consult standard textbooks on strength of materials for general theories and principles.

Although only the basics of strength of materials are discussed here, some of the items are unique. For instance, the significance of the roundhouse stress-strain curve, the purpose of stress intensity, the meaning of equivalent stress, and so forth are seldom discussed in a standard textbook. Yet, these items are very important in analyzing the stress in piping. This chapter is presented in plain language as much as possible. Therefore, some of the explanations here may not be as rigorous as they would be in an academic setting. The sequence of the discussions will sometimes be in reverse order to what is customarily done in other, more traditional, treatments on the subjects.

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