Flanged and Flued Expansion Joint

For ASME UHX heat exchangers, the design and analysis of thick flanged and flued expansion joints need to be carried out using FEA. Though the user can take various different approaches to achieve this, the analysis methodology recommended by TEMA (RCB-8) has become sort of standard in the industry.  TEMA analysis guidelines are very well Read more about Flanged and Flued Expansion Joint[…]

Curtain Rod – A Simply Supported Beam

I saw that curtain rods at my house were bent due to the weight of curtains on them and wondered whether a beam analysis can be carried out to verify its deformation under the load. Here is a picture of the initially straight curtain rod without curtains. And here is a picture of the bent Read more about Curtain Rod – A Simply Supported Beam[…]