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Pressure Inside Closed Cylindrical Prism Failing in Shear

Question asked by Robert Burth on Jan 26, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 27, 2015 by Mike Pogue

I have a simple three part assembly. It is essentially a hollow cylinder, a top and a bottom. The space inside the cylinder assembly will increase in pressure instantaneously and the top will shear releasing the contents of the cylinder.


I have been tasked with determining what the pressure will be when the top shears. I can, and have, done the calculation with pen and paper, but I need a SW analysis as well.


I can use SW Simulation to fix the top piece in space and apply a pressure, but not the other way around.


How can I determine the pressure at which the top piece of my assembly shears?