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Analytical and numerical studies of a thick anisotropic multi-layered fiber reinforced composite pressure vessel

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Isaiah Ramos

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003
ijramos@hotmail.com

Young Ho Park

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003
ypark@nmsu.edu

Jordan Ulibarri-Sanchez

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003
jrusanch@nmsu.edu

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4041887 History: Received October 02, 2018; Revised October 26, 2018

Abstract

In this paper, we developed an exact analytical 3D elasticity solution to investigate mechanical behavior of a thick multilayered anisotropic fiber reinforced pressure vessel subjected to multiple mechanical loadings. This closed form solution was implemented in a computer program and analytical results were compared to finite element analysis (FEA) calculations. In order to predict through-thickness stresses accurately, three dimensional finite element meshes were used in the FEA since shell meshes can only be used to predict in-plane strength. Three-dimensional FEA results are in excellent agreement with the analytical results. Finally, using the proposed analytical approach, we evaluated structural damage and failure conditions of the composite pressure vessel using the Tsai-Wu failure criteria and predicted a maximum burst pressure.

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