The Design of Complex, Circular, Safety-Rupture Diaphragms

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J. G. Beese, R. M. Peters

University of Wales, Institute of Science and Technology, Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain

J. Eng. Ind 96(3), 858-862 (Aug 01, 1974) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438453 History: Received February 28, 1973; Online July 15, 2010


Equations are developed which predict the maximum hydrostatic pressures and the corresponding bulge heights of circular safety diaphragms comprising two thin disks of dissimilar materials. Diagrams which are based on the equations facilitate the selection of materials, and dimensions and general design.

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