Design And Analysis Of Full Composite Pressure Vessels
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M. Kuhn, N. Himmel & M. Maier
The paper presents the design and analysis of full composite pressure vessels with a finite element module. Through a full-parametric, three dimensional modelling and a resolution of the load bearing tank structure in different layers, different dome geometries were optimised with respect of weight and material use by variation of the lay-up. The design method for pressure vessels offers a weight reduction in comparison to standard hoop reinforced aluminium vessels of 50 % and to pure steel vessels of 75 %.