A theoretical solution is presented for cylindrical shells with normally intersecting nozzles subjected to three kinds of external branch pipe moments. The improved double trigonometric series solution is used for the particular solution of main shell subjected to distributed forces, and the modified Morley equation instead of the Donnell shallow shell equation is used for the homogeneous solution of the shell with cutout. The Goldenveizer equation instead of Timoshenko’s is used for the nozzle with a nonplanar end. The accurate continuity conditions at the intersection curve are adopted instead of approximate ones. The presented results are in good agreement with those obtained by tests and by 3D FEM and with WRC Bulletin 297 when dD is small. The theoretical solution can be applied to dD0.8, λ=dDT8, and dDtT2 successfully.

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