Instrumented Pressure Vessel Stress Analysis Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
The Instrumented Pressure Vessel (IPV) shown below was subjected to an external pressure of 1500 psi (10.2 mPa). This is equivalent to a seawater depth of 3375 ft (1029 m).
A Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was performed on this IPV using SOLIDWORKS SIMULALTION.
PRESSURE VESSEL FEA, EXTERNAL PRESSURE = 1500 PSI (10.3 mPa)
IPV Subjected to an External Pressure of 1500 PSI (10.3 mPa)
The image above shows the FEA results of the IPV when subjected to a pressure of 1500 psi (10.3 mPa). The maximum stress is shown to be about 12.7 ksi (87.3 mPa). This is about 32% of the IPV's material yield strength.