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Structural Design for a 10-GWh SMES Vacuum Vessel

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J. G. Bennett, C. A. Anderson

Group Q-13, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, N. M. 87545

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 100(3), 263-270 (Aug 01, 1978) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454465 History: Received March 23, 1978; Online October 25, 2010

Abstract

An approximate solution to the problem of the nonlinear elastic deformation of a periodically point-supported cylindrical shell is obtained. This solution is used to investigate the structural design of the vacuum vesssel for the large underground SMES concept. Vacuum vessel designs are evaluated by varying such parameters as shell thickness, support, spacing, material properties and physical configuration to keep the amount of material used and construction cost to a minimum.

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