Bottom End-Closure Design Optimization of DOT-39 Non-Refillable Refrigerant Cylinders

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Y. Kisioglu

Department of Mechanical Education, Kocaeli University, Izmit, Kocaeli, 41100, Turkey

J. R. Brevick

Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

G. L. Kinzel

Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 127(2), 112-118 (May 27, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1858919 History: Received August 18, 2003; Revised September 23, 2004; Online May 27, 2005
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The DOT-39 non-refillable cylinders (NRV or NRC) and its components
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The bottom-end-closure geometry of the current NRV cylinder
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Experimental ballooning test 2
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Drawn shell regions where the material properties were measured
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True stress-strain curves of drawn cylindrical shell regions
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Thickness variation of the drawn cylindrical shell 3
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The 3D geometrical model
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Residual deflections of the end-closure after releasing the pressure
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The nodal displacement behavior of the crown (N32) and dimple (N798)
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Prediction of ballooning deflection at the end-closure
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Design variables of the end-closures 2



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