An analytical method is herein developed to evaluate the stress field in the critical regions of a U-tube subject to differential thermal expansion. The solution is intended to be used as a design tool to conveniently study the variation of geometric parameters on the U-tube stress distribution. Those design variables which have significant effects on the structural characteristics of the U-tube are identified by an in-depth study of a typical example problem. Some effective design remedies are also discussed.

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