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Pressure Vessel Design

The Pressure Vessel shown below was designed using SolidWorks, and the 'Pressure Vessel Handbook, 9th Edition by Eugene F. Megyesy. This handbook uses procedures and formulas from the ASME Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1. The design methods for supports on horizontal pressure vessels also uses equations based on the analysis by L.P. Zick.

The horizontal pressure vessel shown below is 60 ft long and 10 ft in diameter. The shell material is SA 515-70 plate with a thickness of 1.0 inches. The pressure vessel weight used in the stress analysis is 343524 lbs, which is the combined weight of the pressure vessel and the internal volume filled with water. The pressure vessel's stress analysis can be found by clicking on the stress failure icon on the right side of this page.

Pressure Vessel, Section View

Pressure Vessel Walk Through Video

The walk through video shown above was created using SolidWorks Motion Analysis.

Pressure Vessel Stress Calculations

Click on this text, or the stress failure icon below, to see the stress analysis of the pressure vessel shown on this page.

The pressure vessel length is 60 ft, diameter = 10 ft, internal pressure = 250 psi, and the material is SA-515-70 plate, with a thickness of 1.0 in.

Pressure Vessel Stress Equations

The pressure vessel stress analysis equations used in the stress calculations above were obtained from 'Pressure Vessel Handbook,9th Edition, Eugene F. Megyesy'.