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Finite Element Analysis: Pressure Vessel with Angular Leg Supports

Amit Patil and Amol Kolhe
Asst. Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pad. DR D Y Patil Institute Engineering & Technology, Pimpri, Pune, India

Abstract—The objective of the pressure vessel is to have production of phenol and acetone. Cumene process is an industrial process of producing phenol (C6H5-OH) and acetone (CH3-CO-CH3) from benzene (C6H6) and propene (C3H6). The term stems from isopropyl benzene or cumene (C6H5-CH (CH3)2), the intermediate material during the process. With the help of this process two relatively cheap materials, benzene and propene are converted into two more valuable products such as phenol and acetone. For this process other required reactants are oxygen from air and small amounts of a free radical initiator. The pressure vessel is being designed to implement the cumene process. The process is extremely sensitive to pressure and temperature conditions and requires a lot of control systems to monitor it. These control systems are to be placed below the vessel for effective monitoring.

Index Terms—Non-linear, Supports, Stability, Vessel, FEA

Cite: Amit Patil and Amol Kolhe, "Finite Element Analysis: Pressure Vessel with Angular Leg Supports," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 533-540, July 2014.