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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Equipment Design: Mechanical Aspects

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


Chemical process plants include a number of important equipment such as reactors, distillation columns, absorbers, heat exchangers, evaporators, crystallizers, etc. Design of such equipment should be carried out a priory to set-up a process plant and thus, it is basic step in a chemical process. Mechanical design of equipment addresses the stress and strain produced in different parts of the equipment such as shell, head, support, etc. due to operating conditions of the process. The success and failure of the process depends on how perfectly stress and strain are considered while designing. Thus, the present course enables one to learn about the mechanical design of chemical process equipment.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Undergraduate students. However, this course will also be helpful for those who have substantial industrial experience while working in chemical processes and designing process equipment.PREREQUISITES : NILINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Any chemical process plant



Week 1: Introduction,Stress and Strain Relationship,Terminologies,Design of Shell
Week 2: Design of Heads,Compensation for Opening
Week 3: L/D ratio of vessel,Design of Flanges
Week 4: Design of Support,Vessel under external pressure,Vessel under very high pressure

Taught by

Prof. Shabina Khanam

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  • Ali Pacheco completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This is a well structured course about the subject of equipment mechanical design. It starts with the basics and advance towards more detailed aspects of design. The main parts of a process equipment were studied, along with the design procedures of each....

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