Optimal Shapes for Axisymmetric Pressure Vessels: A Brief Overview

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Lei Zhu, J. T. Boyle

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XJ, Scotland

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 122(4), 443-449 (Jul 17, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1308572 History: Received July 07, 1999; Revised July 17, 2000
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Configuration of nozzle s-n-10 before and after shape optimization
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Configuration of nozzle s-n-15 before and after shape optimization
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Geometry of dished end, showing keypoints used as design variables
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Shape comparison for head h-3 for maximum stress
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Shape comparison for head h-3 for limit pressure
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Optimized shape comparison for head h-3
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Configuration of reducer c-c-1 using method 1
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Configuration of reducer c-c-4 using method 2



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