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Application of reverse engineering concepts to compressed air tank
Gilles, Guedia Guemo
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Mecànica; D'Armas Dugarte, Héber Gerardo
This study, application of reverse engineering concepts to a compressed air tank, leads us to calculate tank shell in static and fatigue, by using of formulas and software. Furthermore, unsatisfying results from basics formulas of cylindrical and spherical shell, lead us to use standards methods: ASME code and Indian standards to design torispherical head tank. Then obtained results showed that, design a tank with torispherical head by ASME code is more safety than Indian standards. It was proved that, Indian standards is the most economic, because the life consumption of tank is only 3,8 % against 0,73% by ASME code. However, those two methods showed that, the stress in knuckle is superior to admissible strength in case of testing pressure (design pressure), but inferior with maximum operating pressure. This explains the using of ring to reinforce the knuckle in some case.
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria mecànica::Mecànica de fluids::Màquines hidràuliques i de fluids
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria dels materials::Assaig de materials
Compressed air -- Storage
Tanks -- Testing
Engineering mathematics
Inverse problems (Differential equations)
Aire comprimit -- Emmagatzematge
Tancs -- Proves
Matemàtica per a enginyers
Problemes inversos (Equacions diferencials)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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