Prestress Analysis of Flat Steel Ribbon-Wound Vessel

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P. S. Huang, R. Barron

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana Technical University, Ruston, LA 71272

G. B. Zhu

Shanghai Si Fang Boiler Works, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 115(2), 171-176 (May 01, 1993) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929512 History: Received July 16, 1992; Revised January 29, 1993; Online June 17, 2008


The flat steel ribbon-wound vessel is a relatively new type of wound pressure vessel. This type of vessel consists of a thin-walled inner core and helically wound flat steel ribbons. The outstanding safety in service of this type of vessel is due, in part, to the large circumferential and axial prestresses introduced during the ribbon-winding process. This paper presents a model for determination of prestresses in such a vessel. The model considers the fabrication procedures producing the prestress in the vessel. Experimental results from tests using full-scale vessels are presented. Agreement between the theoretical model and the experimental results is excellent.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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