The existing, widely used charts and equations for evaluation of unreinforced bellows were evaluated by parametric elastic finite element analysis. The prediction of meridional bending stress due to pressure and displacement were found to be relatively accurate. However, the prediction of membrane stress was found to deviate significantly from the finite element results. The cause of this discrepancy was discovered and is described in this paper.
An Evaluation of EJMA Stress Calculations for Unreinforced Bellows
Contributed by the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division and presented at the Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Seattle, Washington, July 23–27, 2000, of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. Manuscript received by the PVP Division August 16, 2000; revised manuscript received July 3, 2001. Associate Editor: M. B. Ruggles.
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Becht, , C. (July 3, 2001). "An Evaluation of EJMA Stress Calculations for Unreinforced Bellows ." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. February 2002; 124(1): 124–129. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1426405
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