Finite Element Analysis of Super Austenitic Stainless-Steel Flange

Mohd Subhan Raza, Sunand Kumar, Mohit Pant
International Journal of Analytical, Experimental and Finite Element Analysis
Volume 9: Issue 2, June 2022, pp 26-33


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Mohd Subhan Raza1 

Corresponding Author
1Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Hamirpur, HP, India

Sunand Kumar2

2Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Hamirpur, HP, India

Mohit Pant3

3Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Hamirpur, HP, India


Technical Article -- Peer Reviewed
Published online – 04 August 2022

Open Access article under Creative Commons License

Cite this article – Mohd Subhan Raza, Sunand Kumar, Mohit Pant “Finite Element Analysis of Super Austenitic Stainless-Steel Flange”, International Journal of Analytical, Experimental and Finite Element Analysis, RAME Publishers, vol. 9, issue 2, pp. 26-33, June 2022.
https://doi.org/10.26706/ijaefea.2.9.arset8555


Abstract:-
In this paper structural analysis and topological optimization of bolted joint Flange fitting using Super Austenitic Stainless Steel have been studied in order to achieve effective structural design. Flange fittings are used to connect pipes, pumps, valves, shafts and supporting structures where the connection between two flanges is very prone to corrosion. The failure of one of these connections could cause severe damage. In this study FEA analysis has been performed on flange fitting using Super Austenitic Stainless Steel. The current work has been initiated from designing a 3D model of Flange Fitting in Auto-Cad which then imported to Ansys Design Modeller for structural, modal analysis and topological optimization. Static structural analysis is usually done for finding overall strength of the design. Equivalent stresses (Von Mises), Total deformations and modal analysis on Flange fitting of Alloy steel and Super Austenitic Stainless Steel (UNS S31254) have been evaluated for checking the stability of the flange fitting. The aim of this study is to reduce the weight of the flange fitting using mass reduction as a constraint in topological optimization. A comparative result between optimized design and original design has been described within this study.
Index Terms:-
Super Austenitic Stainless-Steel, Flange Fitting, Weight Reduction, Topological optimization, Modal analysis.
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