WIT Press

Design And Analysis Of Full Composite Pressure Vessels

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP000061

Volume

28

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1000 kb

Author(s)

M. Kuhn, N. Himmel & M. Maier

Abstract

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 %.

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