Print Email Facebook Twitter A novel high cycle fatigue assessment of small-bore side branches: Tailor-made acceptable vibration levels based on the remaining life of existing structures Title A novel high cycle fatigue assessment of small-bore side branches: Tailor-made acceptable vibration levels based on the remaining life of existing structures Author van Beek, P.J.G. Pijpers, R.J.M. Macdonald, K. Maljaars, J. Lunde, K. Korst, H.J.C. Hansen, F. Publication year 2014 Abstract This paper describes a novel and advanced tailor-made fatigue assessment method whereby acceptable vibration levels are based on maximum acceptable stress ranges for individual side branches. The acceptable stress ranges for each critical welded connection are based on a fracture mechanics analysis of fatigue crack growth. This method also minimizes the cantilevered (overhung) mass of small-bore side branches, whilst remaining safe for long-term operation. Subject Fluid Mechanics Chemistry & Energetics Building Engineering & Civil EngineeringHTFD - Heat Transfer & Fluid Dynamics SR - Structural ReliabilityTS - Technical SciencesVibrationIndustrial Innovation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:93cfcc4f-64a3-4d22-a90a-206ed0befa5e TNO identifier 511681 Publisher ASME Source Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference PVP2014, 20-24 July, 2014, Anaheim, California, USA Article number PVP2014-28378 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.