Research & Innovation
At Zachry, we are dedicated to innovation and change. Some of our studies include:
Thermal Hot Spot Evaluation in API/ASME 579
|Integral Mean of Yield Concept Applied to Thermal Hot Spots – Validation of a Level 2 Damage Assessment Method
Abstract: The overall framework for a Level 2 assessment of local thermal hot spot in pressure vessels was first developed by Seshadri . The assessment procedure invokes the concept of integral mean of yield and the concept on a reference volume to determine the reduction of load capacity caused by hot spot damage. This paper investigates the accuracy of this assessment by comparing the results of the Level 2 assessment with a Level 3 assessment (inelastic finite element analysis). Three examples with varying pressure component and hot spot sizes are considered. The comparison yielded a low variance between the Level 2 and Level 3 assessments with the Level 2 assessment being more conservative.
The article is available for purchase on the ASME Digital Collection archive: PVP2018-85068 Apr 12
Truck Frame Brittle Fracture & Finite Element Analysis
This novel project involved developing a new approach towards brittle fracture analysis and finite element analysis. Read about our Success Story here.