329.024 Pressure Vessel Technology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • Perform and evaluate stress calculations in the field of pressure equipment.
  • Apply advanced calculation methods for cases, which are not covered by the established standards.


Subject of course

  • Basics of design calculations: stress distribution, design geometry, material parameters, safety margins.
  • Classical Design Check (Design-by-Formulae): Curved shells, nozzles, openings and nozzles, non-pressure loads and supports, flange connections, flat shells, heat exchangers (Tube sheets).
  • Design methods based on linear-elastic ideal-plastic constitutive law: Limit load, Shakedown, Stability (buckling), Design-by-Analysis.
  • Fatigue due to cyclic loading.
  • Creep design (high temperature region).

Teaching methods

Presentation with examples. Between the lectures, eLearning tests are provided (voluntary). This lecture is in conjunction with the design exercise “Pressure Vessel Technology – Design Work” (307.468).

Mode of examination


Additional information

Coordination of lecture „Pressure Vessel Technology“ (329.024) with  design exercise “Pressure Vessel Technology – Design Work” (307.468). Details are given in German language.



Course dates

Tue13:00 - 15:0008.10.2019 - 21.01.2020Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Mon14:00 - 16:0014.10.2019Kleiner Schiffbau VO 2.Woche Verschiebung
Pressure Vessel Technology - Single appointments
Tue08.10.201913:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Mon14.10.201914:00 - 16:00Kleiner Schiffbau VO 2.Woche Verschiebung
Tue22.10.201913:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue29.10.201913:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue05.11.201913:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue12.11.201913:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue19.11.201913:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue26.11.201913:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue03.12.201913:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue10.12.201913:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue17.12.201913:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue07.01.202013:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue14.01.202013:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue21.01.202013:00 - 15:00Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture

Examination modalities

Oral exam. Detailed description see German language.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.09.2019 08:00 09.10.2019 08:00 09.10.2019 08:00

Registration modalities:

Anmeldung über TISS zur Teilnahme am E-Learning System notwendig.


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
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Lecture notes for this course are available. Genaue Details in der ersten Vorlesung bzw. LVA-Nachrichten.