As part of my Uni course I am looking to simulate compound cylinders, for high pressure vessels. To do the required FEA I am looking to use one small cylinder within a larger cylinder, the external fit over the smaller cylinder will be an interference fit, this will apply a compressive force upon the internal cylinder generating negative stress. When the pressure is then applied internally it will withstand a higher stress before deformation occurs.
Is this possible within solid works? If so is there any information/ tutorials available to help me through?