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Elbow Flexibility Factor Calculations: An Update

[+] Author Affiliations
Trevor G. Seipp

Becht Engineering Canada Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada

Gonzalo Mendoza

Aquatech International Corporation, Hartland, WI

Paper No. PVP2016-63758, pp. V003T03A025; 4 pages
  • ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 3: Design and Analysis
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 17–21, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5039-8
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


Widely cited across industry, earlier work by Rodabaugh and Moore, as well as Rodabaugh, Iskander and Moore described the equations to be used during experimental or finite element analysis studies into the flexibility of elbows. The original work was done to determine the flexibility factors commonly used in the piping Codes.

However, these equations were only applicable to 45°, 90°, and 180° elbows with equal length of attached pipe. Recently, the authors had need to calculate the flexibility factors for elbows with non-equal lengths of attached piping and angles different from 45°, 90°, or 180°. This paper presents the expanded set, and hence general case, for the elbow flexibility factors.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME



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