Paper Title
The Finite Element Analysis of Semi Elliptical Surface Crack in Horizontal Type Pressure Vessel

In this study, the effect of crack geometry and crack locations on the stress intensity factors of the semi-elliptical surface cracks present on the horizontal type pressure vessel were investigated. Unsymmetric boundary conditions were applied to create a real environment. The highest stress concentration area observed at the intersection of left-hand side nozzle-cylinder. It was also observed that the crack present at location 2(on the top of PV) were more dangerous than other location. Keywords - Keywords: Pressure vessel. Fracture Mechnics, Finite Element Analysis