A clamped, circular plate under uniform pressure simulating a U-tube heat exchanger tubesheet is studied to ascertain the effect of tube rotational restraint on the tubesheet design. This effect is not normally considered in tubesheet design; however, it is shown here that for low-pressure units, the inclusion of tube rotational stiffness can lead to a measurable strengthening effect.
Tubesheet Design in U-Tube Exchangers Including the Effect of Tube Rotational Restraint
A. I. Soler
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
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Soler, A. I. (November 1, 1976). "Tubesheet Design in U-Tube Exchangers Including the Effect of Tube Rotational Restraint." ASME. J. Eng. Ind. November 1976; 98(4): 1157–1160. doi: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3439073
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