Transition from thin to thick walled vessel


An example of thick-walled cylinder subjected to internal pressure. The following topics are discussed:

  • 2-D modeling
  • Axisymmetric mode of symmetry
  • Transition from thin to thick-walled vessel theory
  • Mesh convergence study
  • Verification and validation
  • Distribution of stresses

Note: This example neglects bending, i.e. Membrane shell with membrane stresses only.

For further information see the following document: Thick-walled vessel report