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### Cylindrical Pressure Vessel Uniform Radial Load Equation and Calculator.

Cylindrical Pressure Vessel Uniform Radial 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 Radial Load Calculator

Cylindrical
( R / t ) > 10 |
Uniform Loading
Radial 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)

q = Applied unit load (lbs/in^{2})

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