Monte Carlo Simulation on Estimation of Contact Pressure at Tubular Exchanger
Abdulaziz S. Al-Aboodi
Abdulaziz S. Alaboodi, Mechanical Engineering Department, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia.
Manuscript received on May 03, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on May 03, 2014. | Manuscript published on May 05, 2014. | PP: 150-152 | Volume-4 Issue-2, May 2014. | Retrieval Number: B2236054214/2014©BEIESP
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Abstract: The strength of tube-to-tubesheet joints is influenced by many factors such as method of attachment, details of construction, and material properties. The strength of tube-tubesheet joints is measured in terms of the force required to pull or push the tube out of the hole in which it was expanded or by the radial interfacial residual contact pressure. In this paper, Monte Carlo method was conducted to estimate the tube/tubesheet mean interfacial pressure and its standard deviation using experimental sample data Sampling repetition were conducting to estimate the mean and standard deviation. Finally, a linear relation between force and contact pressure were introduced with the coefficient of determination, R2 of 0.9895.
Keywords: Monte Carlo, Simulation, Contact pressure, Tubular Exchanger.