Volume 26, Issue 2 (March 1998)

    A Probabilistic Study of the Influence of Hanger Alignment on the Reliability of Refractory Furnace Roof Anchors

    (Received 19 March 1997; accepted 13 August 1997)

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    A probabilistic fracture methodology was applied to an analysis of refractory anchors used for furnace roof construction. Initially, strength date were obtained from modulus of rupture (MOR) specimens machined from refractory anchors composed of three different materials. For all of the fracture strength tests, the tension side of the MOR specimens was always taken from the as-pressed/fired surface of a sectioned anchor to ensure that the resulting data accurately reflected the strength of the as-used materials. The resulting Weibull data were then used in conjunction with a finite-element stress analysis and probabilistic reliability assessment to determine the influence of the alignment of the metal hangers used to secure the anchors. While all three materials exhibited a vulnerability to brittle fracture under the applied loads, the risk was clearly the highest when the metal hanger was not properly aligned and loads therefore not properly distributed over the entire contact region.


    Author Information:

    Segall, AE
    Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics and the Department of Materials Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    Shelleman, DL
    Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics and the Department of Materials Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    Pan, MJ
    Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics and the Department of Materials Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    Landy, RA
    Landy & Associates, State College, PA

    Nelson, BR
    North American Refractories Company, Mifflinburg, PA


    Stock #: JTE11984J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11984J

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    Title A Probabilistic Study of the Influence of Hanger Alignment on the Reliability of Refractory Furnace Roof Anchors
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