• 12th April 2022 - 13th April 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 12th April 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 19th July 2022
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 12th July 2023 - 13th July 2023
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 17th October 2023 - 18th October 2023
    10:00 am - 2:00 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.


This online course is split into 2 sessions over 2 consecutive days at at approximately 3 hours each.

Sessions commence at 9am.

Course Fee


Online Schedule

Start Date: 11 April 2023

Sessions on 11 April and 12 April.

Start Date: 12 July 2023

Sessions on  12 July and 13 July.

Start Date: 17 October 2023

Sessions on  17 October and 18 October

Classroom Training Option

classroom-based course is also available at one of our venues if preferred to virtual training.

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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Details on how to join the webinar will be emailed to you once registered.

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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