The VCF SystemReferences
Ever since the early
seventies many people and instutions have learned about the VERAX
Compact Flange System (= VCF-System).
Some as researches, some as customers and other ones just from their
interest in modern engineering.
A list of references to those
having experiences from applications,
their research work, studies, and such are available for download.
The research has also led to a great mass of litterature
discussing the theory of the bolted joint in general and the VCF-joint
David J. Power at University
of Strathclyde has performed a finite element study of conventional
and unconvensional flanged pipe joint styles using nonlinear finite
Chapter 6, Conclusions, on page
95 summarizes the results of his research. The complete report is
available in PDF-format for download ZIP-file
(2,13MB) or self-extracting