Tc 206

Monolithic and composite

Fine ceramics

advanced ceramics

TABLE 12.5 Examples of Design Codes and Application in United States

Design Code


Uniform Building Code (UBC)

Building, dwelling, etc.

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

Pressure vessels and pressure equipment


(fired and unfired)

Structural Welding Code (AWS)

Welding and weldments in metals

Uniform Fire Code (UFC)

Fire protection systems, insulation, etc.

Uniform Mechanical Code

HVAC, piping, etc.

of composites, ceramics, and high-temperature metals) and Military Handbook 17 on Composite Materials [16]. The following sections give brief overviews of these two efforts.

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code is a good example of a design code where the material specifics of CFCCs must be incorporated before one of the potential applications (power generation) of CFCCs can be realized. As shown in Fig. 12.7, the code is divided into 11 sections, the 2 most important for CFCCs being Section I Power Boilers and Section II Materials, each detailed in the following discussion.

Section I dates to the adoption of the code in 1914 and is divided into eight subgroups each dealing with specific aspects of the care, piping, design, fabrication, and examination of power boilers. In addition, subgroups also deal with particular types of boilers, including firetube and electric. Generally, Section I applies to boilers with >103 kPa (15 psi) pressures external to the boiler itself

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