Short-Side Joint Efficiency Factor (Mid-Side) - PV Elite - Help

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Enter the efficiency of the welded joint for vessels with welded joints. This joint efficiency value will be used to adjust the corner and the mid-side allowable stress values. The mid-side joint efficiencies will not be used if there are holes on the side of the vessel. Instead, the ligament efficiencies will be used to adjust the actual stress values. Typical values are:

  • 1.00 Full Radiography

  • 0.85 Spot X - Ray

  • 0.70 No - Radiography

For help determining this value, refer to Section VIII, Div. 1, Table UW-12.