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Process Piping: The Complete Guide to ASME B31.3, Fourth Edition

By
Charles Becht, IV
Charles Becht, IV
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ISBN:
9780791883792
No. of Pages:
318
Publisher:
ASME
Publication date:
2021

Piping flexibility analysis is also known as piping stress analysis. Neither phrase satisfactorily describes all that is involved in this piping design discipline. In flexibility analysis, the response of the system to loads is calculated. The objectives of flexibility analysis are to calculate stress in the pipe; loads on supports, restraints, and equipment; and displacement of the pipe. It is essentially a beam analysis model on pipe centerlines. The fundamental principles include the following:

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