Preface. Code criteria defined. Evolution of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. How the Code operates today. Design by rule. Evolution of design by analysis. Types of stress and their significance. Failure modes. Strength theories. Design loads. New or unusual designs. Code Cases. Interpretations. Stress limits for design by rule and design by analysis. Elevated temperature design. Recent developments. A glimpse at the future. References.

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