• 20th September 2022
    5:00 pm
  • 2nd November 2022
    9:35 pm - 10:35 pm

ASME first issued a Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) almost 100 years ago to support safety requirements and encourage technology development. Today, ASME VIII is the most used code for designing pressure vessels, with 3 Divisions covering specific applications and approaches. Furthermore, ASME VIII is also frequently applied by engineers when assessing a wide range of other structures.

Within ASME VIII, two complementary techniques for assessment are specified:

  • Design by Rules
  • Design by Analysis (DBA)

Why Apply Design by Analysis within ASME VIII Div. 2?

There are a number of reasons why Design by Rules may not be sufficient when designing and assessing structures.

  • Comprehensive fatigue calculations are necessary
  • The geometry is ‘non-standard’
  • The design includes features that may cause stress concentrations
  • The structure is subject to a variety of loadings in addition to pressure

This independent, software-neutral course will give you a concise and practical introduction to the scope and purpose of ASME VIII Div. 2: Design by Analysis rules and how to meet their requirements using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Who Should Attend?

Operators, manufacturers, consultants, designers and engineering managers who are involved with ASME VIII standards regarding the design and construction of pressure vessels and related equipment.


1 Days

The course commences at 9:00am and finishes at approximately 5:00pm.

Course Fee

£450, including lunch and refreshments.

Classroom Schedule


20 September 2022


2 November 2022

Venue Details

Online Training Option

An online course is also available as an alternative to classroom-based tuition.

Registration / Further Information

We can also run this course on a date of your choosing or as a bespoke course. Please let us know if you are interested in this option.


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Manchester Area

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Course Topics Include:

The course will focus on protection against Plastic Collapse, including:

  • Elastic Stress Analysis Method
  • Limit Load Analysis Method
  • Elastic Plastic Stress Analysis Method

An overview will also be provided for:

  • Linear and Nonlinear Buckling
  • Screening for Fatigue
  • Ratcheting & Shakedown

In addition to presentations, this practical course will include standard workshops and examples using ANSYS Mechanical FEA software. However, no prior experience in ANSYS is required.

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Feedback from Previous Attendees

Excellent training with knowledgeable engineers. Langfields Ltd

Excellent Course – Content & delivery provided base & complex understanding of the Design By Analysis principles. Highfield Engineering Ltd

Fantastic course – highly recommended. Very proficient & knowledgable tutor. Aquaterra Energy Ltd

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