ASME Design by Analysis
Wilde Analysis Training Facility
Whitworth House, 28 Charles Street
  • 17th May 2022 - 15th May 2122
    9:00 am - 5:20 am
  • 13th September 2022 - 13th September 2120
    5:00 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.


Online: Split into 3 sessions at 2 hours each (Generally over 3 consecutive days at 9:30am  – 11:30am) This can be adjusted, complete the form opposite for further information.

Classroom: 1 Day – The course commences at 9:00am and finishes at approximately 5:00pm.

Course Fee and Dates 

Please complete the form opposite, or contact us for course fee and dates.

Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Registration / Further Information

Please contact us to discuss if this course is suitable for your requirements and to book your place(s). Simply:

We can also run this course at your offices as a company-dedicated training session on a date of your choosing. Please indicate when contacting us if you are interested in this option.

Training Services Overview >>



Wilde Analysis Training Facility, Whitworth House, 28 Charles Street, Stockport, SK1 3JR

Wilde Analysis Ltd. Whitworth House 28 Charles St Stockport Cheshire SK1 3JR +44 (0)161 4747479    

Course Outline

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.

Registration / Further Information

17 May 2022

13 September 2022

Please refer to our Privacy Policy regarding how we may process any personal data you submit within this form.

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

© 2022 Wilde Analysis Ltd.

Web design and hosting by BFI®