Stress Analysis of Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels


This paper discusses the stresses developed in a thin-walled pressure vessels. Pressure vessels (cylindrical or spherical) are designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially higher than the ambient pressure. Equations of static equilibrium along with the free body diagrams will be used to determine the normal stresses in the circumferential or hoop direction and in the longitudinal or axial direction. A case study of internal pressure developed in a soda can was determined by measuring the elastic strains of the surface of the soda can through strain gages attached to the can and connected to Strain indicator Vishay model 3800.

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Ibrahim, A. , Ryu, Y. and Saidpour, M. (2015) Stress Analysis of Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels. Modern Mechanical Engineering, 5, 1-9. doi: 10.4236/mme.2015.51001.

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