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"To give engineers, that use FEM, a solid understanding of the assessments and compliance checks required as per ASME VIII-2 “Design by Analysis”."
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About the course
The ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel section VIII code is the most frequently used pressure vessel design code in the world. Two design approaches are present in the code: design by rules and design by analysis. Design by Analysis in ASME VIII-2 Part 5 is used to complement the Design by Rules parts of the code. Why might this be necessary? Perhaps a feature is located too close to a discontinuity or has a non-standard configuration, perhaps a detailed fatigue calculation is required or loadings other than pressure are present?
This course covers how to conduct Design by Analysis code compliance checks for rupture, ratcheting, fatigue and buckling load cases. Topics such as the difference between primary or secondary stresses, the influence of weld type on fatigue life and obtaining the structural stress will be addressed using FEM software.
The course consists of 4 online modules based on video content. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course and the discussions forum. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
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Program & Details
Welcome & Your instructors
How to use this course
Introduction and Agenda
ASME VIII-2 Chapter 5 ''Design by Analysis''
Failure model evaluated in Chapter 5
Code revisions of Section VIII division 2
Stress values from FEA
Focus of the course
A sample of the first module is available for free, so you can learn more about the teaching style and understand if the course fits your needs.
Introduction and Agenda
Evaluating Plastic Collapse 3 Methods
Method 1 Elastic analysis
Method 2 Limit load analysis
Method 3 Elastic-plastic analysis
Comparing 3 methods against Plastic Collapse
Stress linearization of FEA results
What is ratcheting? An introduction
Compliance check for ratcheting failure
Simplified elastic/plastic analysis method
Elastic/plastic analysis method
Fatigue failure and micro cracks
Analysing fatigue Assessment methods
Method A: Smooth bar method
Method B: Welded curve method
Evaluating local failure & compliance checks
Evaluating buckling & compliance checks
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After this course, you...
understand the General Definitions and Failure Mechanisms associated with ASME VIII-2 Ch. 5 (Design by Analysis) assessments,
have a good overview of the code section,
can perform Stress Categorization and are able to link results to failure mechanisms,
have seen numerous practical examples with Shell and Brick Finite Element Models,
know the concepts of Stress Linearization and are able to apply them,
understand Fatigue Analysis using both Welded and Smooth Bar Methods.
Who should attend this course
Those using Finite Element Analysis for pressure vessel design,
People involved in projects for which the ASME VIII-Div. 2 Design by Analysis is used,
People that need to read technical reports related to this topic,
Beginner and intermediate pressure vessel designers.
Basic understanding of Finite Element Analysis
Access to the course.
After your purchase is confirmed it will be activated to your account on the EngineeringTrainer learning portal. Here you will find the course in your dashboard and you will be guided step-by-step through the different course modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
Learn by doing.
The course is mainly based on video content: video lectures and video software demonstrations. English subtitles are available and videos can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp the important technical concepts and in the video demonstrations the instructor uses the software and discusses all the steps and actions. You are recommended to follow the steps of the instructor in the software to optimize your learning curve.
Exercises are available in the form of multiple-choice quizzes to help you grasp technical concepts and in the form of .pdf-files with instructions to build and analyze different models and answer related questions. Video demonstrations of the exercises are available.
This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 4 modules with a total of 3 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to all modules. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
A Personal Certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.
Exercise .pdf-files for download,
Exercise answers by means of video demonstrations,
Discussions forum with other participants & instructor.
The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. Apart from quizzes the exercise files can be downloaded. These can include .pdf files with the exercise questions, software models or other file types.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.
We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions in the Discussions Forum of the course. These are either answered directly in the forum or form the basis for new videos that are added to the online course on a regular basis.
Participants receive 1-year unlimited access to the course including new videos that are added during this year. Participants receive an email notification upon addition of new course videos.
No software is required for participants of this course.
Demonstrations are provided using the FEM software FEPipe, but having access to this software is not required.
If your computer and internet connection is able to play videos online (YouTube) you will be able to follow the course. Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.
Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.