329.024 Pressure Vessel Technology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • Perform and evaluate stress calculations in the field of pressure equipment.
  • Apply advanced calculation methods for cases, which are not covered by the established standards.


Subject of course

  • Basics of design calculations: stress distribution, design geometry, material parameters, safety margins.
  • Classical Design Check (Design-by-Formulae): Curved shells, nozzles, openings and nozzles, non-pressure loads and supports, flange connections, flat shells, heat exchangers (Tube sheets).
  • Design methods based on linear-elastic ideal-plastic constitutive law: Limit load, Shakedown, Stability (buckling), Design-by-Analysis.
  • Fatigue due to cyclic loading.
  • Creep design (high temperature region).

Teaching methods

Presentation with examples. Between the lectures, eLearning tests are provided (voluntary). This lecture is in conjunction with the design exercise “Pressure Vessel Technology – Design Work” (307.468).

Mode of examination


Additional information

Coordination of the lecture on Pressure Vessel Technlogy (329.024) with the corresponding design exercise (307.468):

The lecture is coordinated with the design exercise so that it is possible to complete the design exercise in the same semester as the lecture. It is recommended to complete the design exercise either parallel to the lecture in the same semester (WS) or one semester later in the summer semester.

Hybrid format:

The course will be held largely on-site in the winter semester 2022. In addition, the content will be made available online in the form of the script and recordings and supplemented by interim tests in TUWEL.



Course dates

Tue13:00 - 15:0004.10.2022 - 24.01.2023GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue13:15 - 15:0020.12.2022 Link see TUWEL (LIVE)Online Lecture Zoom
Pressure Vessel Technology - Single appointments
Tue04.10.202213:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue11.10.202213:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue18.10.202213:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue25.10.202213:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue08.11.202213:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue22.11.202213:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue29.11.202213:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue06.12.202213:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue13.12.202213:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue20.12.202213:15 - 15:00 Link see TUWELOnline Lecture Zoom
Tue10.01.202313:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue17.01.202313:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture
Tue24.01.202313:00 - 15:00GM 7 Kleiner Schiffbau Lecture

Examination modalities

The course is assessed by means of an oral examination in which the material is tested by means of examples. During the preparation time, in which the printed script and possibly other paper documents may be used, the candidate works out solutions. Then the oral examination takes place on the basis of the examples given and solutions worked out. The candidate explains the solutions and the understanding of the material is checked by supplementary questions.

Points are awarded for solving the tasks and answering the intermediate questions. 50% of the points must be achieved for a positive assessment.

For dates, please contact the lecturer directly by email - approx. 2 weeks before the desired date.

If required, online exams are possible (instructions will be provided.).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.09.2022 08:00 12.10.2022 08:00 12.10.2022 08:00

Registration modalities

Anmeldung über TISS zur Teilnahme am E-Learning System notwendig.


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Lecture notes for this course are available. Genaue Details in der ersten Vorlesung bzw. LVA-Nachrichten.