Document Type: Research Paper
Interdisciplinary Research Center, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan
Department of Mathematics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan AND Department of Electrical Engineering, Islamic University Medina, KSA
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, Pakistan
This paper presents the results of the assembly process of a gasketed bolted flanged pipe joint for two different bolt tightening strategies, i.e. ASME and Industrial using torque control of preload method. The final clamping force is achieved in four and five passes in ASME and Industrial strategy respectively. Axial bolt stress variation, at the end of each pass, individual bolt bending behavior, gasket stress and flange stress variations for both strategies are discussed.