0
TECHNICAL PAPERS

Optimal Shapes for Axisymmetric Pressure Vessels: A Brief Overview

[+] Author and Article Information
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
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Ding,  Y., 1986, “Shape Optimization of Structures: A Literature Survey,” Comput. Struct., 24, No. 6, pp. 985–1004.
Rozvany,  G. , 1995, “Layout Optimization of Structures,” Appl. Mech. Rev., 49, pp. 41–119.
Ramm,  E., Bletzinger,  K. U., and Reitinger,  R., 1993, “Shape Optimization of Shell Structures,” Bull. Int. Assoc. Shell Spatial Struct., 34, No. 112, pp. 103–121.
Ramakrishnan,  C. V., and Francavilla,  A., 1974, “Structural Shape Optimization Using Penalty Functions,” J. Struct. Div. ASCE, 3, pp. 403–422.
Queau,  J. P., and Trompette,  Ph., 1980, “Two-Dimensional Shape Optimal Design by Finite Element Method,” Int. J. Numer. Methods Eng., 15, pp. 1603–1612.
Li,  Y., 1992, “Sensitivity Analysis in Shape Optimization Design for a Pressure Vessel,” Int. J. Pressure Vessels Piping, 49, No. 3, pp. 387–397.
Hinton,  E., Rao,  N. V. R., and Sienz,  J., 1992, “Finite Element Structural Shape and Thickness Optimization of Axisymmetric Shells,” Eng. Comput. (Swansea, Wales), 9, No. 5, pp. 499–527.
Hsu,  Y. L., Steele,  C. R., and Sheppard,  S. D., 1994, “Fully Stressed Thickness Profile Design at Discontinuities of Axisymmetric Shells,” Struct. Optim., 7, pp. 199–205.
Yang,  M. F., Liang,  C. C., and Chen,  C. H., 1992, “Rational Shape Design of Externally Pressurized Torispherical Dome Ends Under Buckling Constraints,” Comput. Struct., 43, pp. 839–851.
Blachut,  J., 1997, “Minimum Weight of Internally Pressurized Domes Subject to Plastic Load Failure,” Thin-Walled Struct., 27, No. 2, Feb., pp. 127–146.
Blachut, J., and Ramachandra, L. S., 1997, “Optimization of Internally Pressurized Torispheres Subject to Shakedown via Genetic Algorithms,” Eng. Optim., 29 , Nos. 1–4.
Blachut,  J., 1989, “Search for Optimal Torispherical End Closures Under Buckling Constraints,” Int. J. Mech. Sci., 31, No. 8, pp. 623–633.
Mackenzie,  D., and Boyle,  J. T., 1993, “A Method of Estimating Limit Loads by Iterative Elastic Analysis: Parts I, II & III,” Int. J. Pressure Vessels Piping, 53, No. 1, pp. 77–142.
Zhu, L., 1999, “Shape Optimization of Pressure Vessel Forms,” doctoral dissertation, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
Mackenzie,  D., Boyle,  J. T., Nadarajah,  C., and Shi,  J., 1994, “Simple Bounds on Limit Loads by Elastic Finite Element Analysis,” ASME J. Pressure Vessel Technol., 115, pp. 27–31.
Hamilton,  R., Mackenzie,  D., Shi,  J., and Boyle,  J. T., 1996, “Simplified Lower Bound Limit Analysis of Pressurized Cylinder/cylinder Intersections Using Generalized Yield Criteria,” Int. J. Pressure Vessels Piping, 67, No. 2, pp. 219–226.
Hamilton, R., and Boyle, J. T., 1998, “The Approximate Calculation of Upper Bound Limit Loads for Axisymmetric Thin Shells” Proc., ASME PVP Conf., San Diego, CA.
Mackenzie, D., Hamilton, R., and Boyle, J. T., 1996, “The Elastic Compensation Method in Shell-Based Design by Analysis,” Proc., ASME PVP-Vol. 338, No. 1, pp. 203–208.
Ilyushin, A. A., 1956, Plasticity (in Russian), Gostekhizda, Moscow, Russia.
Robinson,  M., 1971, “A Comparison of Yield Surface for Thin Shells,” Int. J. Mech. Sci., 13, pp. 345–354.
ANSYS Inc., 1998, ANSYS Advanced Analysis Techniques Guide, ANSYS Inc.
Gill, P. E., Murray, W., and Wright, M. H., 1984, Practical Optimization Methods, Academic, New York, NY.
Harvey, John F., 1989, Theory and Design of Pressure Vessels, Chapman & Hall, New York, NY.

Figures

Grahic Jump Location
Configuration of nozzle s-n-10 before and after shape optimization
Grahic Jump Location
Configuration of nozzle s-n-15 before and after shape optimization
Grahic Jump Location
Geometry of dished end, showing keypoints used as design variables
Grahic Jump Location
Shape comparison for head h-3 for maximum stress
Grahic Jump Location
Shape comparison for head h-3 for limit pressure
Grahic Jump Location
Optimized shape comparison for head h-3
Grahic Jump Location
Configuration of reducer c-c-1 using method 1
Grahic Jump Location
Configuration of reducer c-c-4 using method 2

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In