Pressure Vessel , Thin Wall Hoop Stress Calculator

Mechanics of Materials
Pressure Vessel Engineering & Design

To calculate the Hoop Stress in a thin wall pressure vessel use the following calculator. Note that the Hoop stress is twice that of the longitudinal stress for a thin wall pressure vessel. Therefore, the Hoop stress should be the driving design stress.

Pressure Vessel, Thin Wall Hoop and Longitudinal Stresses Equations

Pressure Vessel, Thin Wall Hoop and Longitudinal Stresses Equations

Thin Wall Pressure Vessel Hoop Stress
Design Variables
P Pressure psi (Pa) =
Dm Mean Diameter [OD - t] inches (meters) =
t Wall Thickness inches (meters) =
Results
σΘ Hoop Stress psi (Pa) =

Automatic recalculation