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Stress and Deflection Vessel Weight Formula and Calculator
Any smooth figure of revolution if R2 is less than infinity Stress and Deflection Equation and Calculator.
Own weight, δ force/unit volume; tangential top edge support. W = weight of vessel below the level y.
Per. Roarks Formulas for Stress and Strain for membrane stresses and deformations in thin-walled pressure vessels.
Smooth Figure of
For R2 / t > 10 and at any level y below the liquid surface, y < d
Circumferential Hoop Stress
Radial Displacement of Circumference
E = Modulus of Elasticity (lbs/in2)
v = Poisson's ratio
δ = Density (lbs/in3
σ1,2 = Stress, (lbs/in2)
R1 = Radius (in)
R2 = Radius (in)
t = Wall thickness (in)
d = Liquid level (in)
y = Vertical level from bottom of vessel (in)
θ = Angle (deg.)
ψ = Rotation of a meridian from its unloaded position, positive when that meridional rotation represents an increase in ΔR when y or θ increases;
Roarks Formulas for Stress and Strain, 7th Edition