Dome Reversal of Metal Beverage Containers

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E. Corona

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 120(4), 456-461 (Nov 01, 1998) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2842359 History: Received May 02, 1997; Revised April 15, 1998; Online February 11, 2008


Dome reversal in metal beverage containers refers to the event when the dome at the bottom of the containers snaps through due to overpressurization. This paper presents a combined experimental and numerical investigation of the problem. The response of the bottom of the containers considered is primarily axisymmetric prior to buckling and is characterized by a limit pressure instability. Under volume-controlled loading, collapse in an asymmetric mode occurs shortly after the limit pressure is achieved. An axisymmetric model of the problem was sufficient to calculate the limit pressure for the case considered. Results from a nonaxisymmetric model indicated that asymmetric modes became dominant after the limit pressure had been achieved.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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