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Two-dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Bolted Flanged Joints

D. V. R Murty


A 2D axisymmetric finite element analysis of flanges has been carried out using ANSYS 7.1 version. The analysis consider gasket as a rigid material for contact analysis and the others where the gasket has been considered as a gasket element. The non-linear behaviour with two unloading curves was used to predict the non-linear behaviour. This paper attempts to study and compare the contact pressure, gap, gasket stress and gasket total closure for different loading conditions.


Flange joints, contact, gasket, finite element analysis.

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