WIT Press


Influence Of The Filament Winding Process Variables On The Mechanical Behavior Of A Composite Pressure Vessel

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM040111

Volume

76

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

400 kb

Author(s)

G. Vargas & A. Miravete

Abstract

A numerical analysis of a composite internally pressurized cylindrical vessel with spherical domes is presented. The structure is considered a filament winding process vessel in which a continuous strand of fiber is wound over a rotating male mandrel. During the winding process a variable thickness is created in the dome region which considerably alters its mechanical performance. Additionally, the fiber path depends on the surface where the fibers are wound; as a result the winding angle varies in the dome with regards to its longitudinal direction. The vessel is modeled as a non-structural internal liner reinforced with an orthotropic composite: carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Stress was calculated b

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