Category Name > Material Development and Manufacturing


This course introduces participants to the engineering basis of design and analysis of pressure vessels and their components used in process industry and oil and gas industry. Focus is put on the various codes and standards related to pressure vessel design and covers components such as cylindrical shells, formed heads and transition sections, covers and flanges, openings and nozzles, bolted flanges, vessel supports and skirts. The course will also introduce students to commercial computer software commonly used for the design of pressure vessels and their components. Several case studies and real-life design problems are also covered.

Who should Attend

Mechanical Engineers, Process Plan Engineers


Day 1:

Review of Solid mechanics, Fatigue and fracture mechanics

Limit analysis, PV standards and codes

Overview of pressure vessels, PV design philosophy

Structural design criteria


Day 2:

Stress categories and stress limits

Design of cylindrical shells

Design of heads and covers

Design of nozzles and openings


Day 3:

Fatigue assessment of pressure vessels

Bolted flange connections

Design of vessels supports

Simplified inelastic methods in pressure vessel


Day 4:

Computer labs / case studies


Day 5:

Computer labs / case studies