The Theory of the Ideal Design of a Compound Vessel

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S. J. Becker

Westinghouse Atomic Power Division, Bettis Site, Pittsburgh, Pa.

L. Mollick

Loewy-Hydropress Division, Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation, New York, N. Y.

J. Eng. Ind 82(2), 136-142 (May 01, 1960) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3663021 History: Received January 08, 1958; Online December 09, 2011


A general theory for the elastic design of a compound cylinder made by shrinking together many concentric cylinders is described. Each cylinder may have entirely different strength and operate at any temperature under any pressure, internal or external. The only assumptions, in addition to the usual homogeneity and isotropy in each member, are that they have the same Young’s modulus, although even different elastic moduli could be accommodated, and that they are not so thin that stability becomes a problem.

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