14D016 - Failures and Structural Integrity of Process Equipment

Course specification
Course titleFailures and Structural Integrity of Process Equipment
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalThe aim of this course is to denote students the importance and necessity of preserving integrity of structures in process, chemical and petrochemical industry, as well as to introduce them the pressure equipment regulations and directives and to indicate to danger that could happen in case of failure of those types of constructions.
    The outcomeBy passing through this course, students will fulfill their knowledge about safety and reliability structure designing
    Contents of lectures1. What is Structural Integrity ; 2. European directive for process equipment and quality of components ; 3. Basic modes of failures ; 4. Failures of equipment components in service and mechanisms of damage ; 5. Significance of damages for equipment exploitation ; 6. Principles and schedule of failure analysis ; 7. Surveillance system and maintenance of equipment during service ; 8. Assessment of defect significance ; 9. Procedures of maintenance, retrofit and repair ; 10. Fitness for service after repair ;
    Contents of exercises
    1. Љ. Миловић, Сигурност конструкција процесне опреме, скрипта, материјал у припреми, ТМФ, Београд.
    2. A. Sedmak, S. Sedmak, Lj. Milović, Pressure Equipment Integrity Assessment by Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics Methods, DIVK, 2011.
    3. The Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC
    4. S. Rolfe, J. Barsom, Fracture and Fatigue Control in Structures, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1977.
    5. M. Ashby, D. Jones, Engineering Materials 1, Second Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures and calculation exercises
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination60