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An Analysis of Filament Overwound Toroidal Pressure Vessels and Optimum Design of Such Structures

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Shuguang Li

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering, UMIST, Manchester M60 1QD, UKe-mail: shuguang.li@umist.ac.uk

John Cook

Structures and Materials Centre, QinetiQ, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0LX, UK

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 124(2), 215-222 (May 01, 2002) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1430671 History: Received April 17, 2000; Revised November 02, 2001; Online May 01, 2002
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(a) A toroidal shell; (b) a sectioned view of a filament overwound toroidal pressure vessel
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Variation of overwind thickness
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Distribution of stresses normalized with respect to the design strengths of the materials involved (rigid coupling)—(a) the burst loading condition; (b) the stress rupture loading condition
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Distribution of stresses normalized with respect to the design strengths of the materials involved (loose coupling)—(a) the burst loading condition; (b) the stress rupture loading condition
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Distribution of stresses normalized with respect to the design strengths of the materials involved with 0.2 mm overwind thickness damage allowance (loose coupling)—(a) the burst loading condition; (b) the stress rupture loading condition

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