Axisymmetric, Nonidentical, Flat Face Flanges With Metal-to-Metal Contact Beyond the Bolt Circle

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E. O. Waters

Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

R. W. Schneider

Bonney Forge Division, Bonney Forge and Foundry, Inc. Allentown, Pa.

J. Eng. Ind 91(3), 615-621 (Aug 01, 1969) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3591639 History: Received July 23, 1968


A method of analyzing a pair of nonidentical, axisymmetric flat face flanges with metal-to-metal contact beyond the bolt circle is described. The design method takes into account interaction between opposing flanges in a bolted closure and provides for compatibility of deformations of all elements comprising the closure. The case of a blind cover to an integral flange having a hub of uniform thickness is described in detail. However, the same analytical approach can be extended to cover a tapered, hubbed flange or the general situation where a reducing flange is substituted for the blind cover.

Copyright © 1969 by ASME
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