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Instrumented Pressure Vessel (IPV)

The IPV shown below was designed using Solidworks Premium. The material is 6061-T6511 Aluminum. The surfaces are Hard Anodized and Sealed per MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 1.

The IPV's DETAIL DRAWINGS and FINITE ELEMENT STRESS ANALYSIS (FEA) can be found by clicking the links on the right side of this page. The detail drawings dimensions were created per Germetric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standard ASME Y14.5M 1994. The Finite Element Analysis was performed using SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION.


IPV Pressure Rating

The IPV shown above has an external pressure rating of 1500 psi (10.3 mPa), which is equivalent to about 3375 ft (1029 m) of seawater. The IPV's material is 6061-T6511 Aluminum. At this depth, the stress in the IPV is about 32% of the material's yield strength, which can be seen by clicking on the FEA Analysis Link on the right side of the page. The pressure rating is limited by the O-Rings, whick are rated at 1500 psi.

IPV Detail Drawings

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IPV Stress Analysis Using FEA

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