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### Cylinder Uniform Axial Load Equation and Calculator

Cylindrical Pressure Vessel Uniform Axial Load Equation and Calculator.

Per. Roarks Formulas for Stress and Strain for membrane stresses and deformations in thin-walled pressure vessels.

Preview: Cylindrical Pressure Vessel Uniform Axial Load Calculator

Cylindrical
( R / t ) > 10 |
Uniform Loading
axial load |

When:

R / t > 10

Meridional Stress

Circumferential or Hoop Stress

Radial Displacement of Circumference

Change in height dimension y

Rotation of a meridian from its unloaded position

ψ = 0

Where used:

E = Modulus of Elasticity (lbs/in^{2})

v = Poisson's ratio

σ_{1,2} = stress, (lbs/in^{2})

t = Cylinder thickness, (in)

y = Length of cylinder, (in)

R = Radius, (in)

p = Applied unit load (lbs/in)

ψ = Rotation of a meridian from its unloaded position, positive when that meridional rotation represents an increase in ΔR when y or θ increases;

Reference:

Roarks Formulas for Stress and Strain, 7th Edition