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Hoop Stress in Pressure Vessel

Question asked by Nick Schott on Aug 23, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 24, 2016 by Nick Schott



Hello, I am trying to model hoop stress of a cylindrical pressure vessel but my simulation values do not match theoretical values.

Hoop stress in a cylindrical pressure vessel is defined as (P*D)/(2*t) where P is the pressure, D is the diameter, and t is the thickness.

When I use this formula I am receiving a theoretical hoop stress of 13.25 MPa while simulation is giving me 2.8 MPa.

My parameters are P = 1 MPa, D = 53mm , t = 2mm


I am currently defining the stress plot to show normal stress in y direction.

Thank you in advance.