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Title: Stress and Sealing Performance Analysis of Containment Vessel

Abstract

This paper presents a numerical technique for analyzing the containment vessel subjected to the combined loading of closure-bolt torque and internal pressure. The detailed stress distributions in the O-rings generated by both the torque load and the internal pressure can be evaluated by using this method. Consequently, the sealing performance of the O-rings can be determined. The material of the O-rings can be represented by any available constitutive equation for hyperelastic material. In the numerical calculation of this paper, the form of the Mooney-Rivlin strain energy potential is used. The technique treats both the preloading process of bolt tightening and the application of internal pressure as slow dynamic loads. Consequently, the problem can be evaluated using explicit numerical integration scheme.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
881363
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-2005-00349
TRN: US200613%%355
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CONTAINERS; CONTAINMENT; DYNAMIC LOADS; FASTENERS; GASKETS; PERFORMANCE; STRAINS; TORQUE; STRESS ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

WU, TSU-TE. Stress and Sealing Performance Analysis of Containment Vessel. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1115/PVP2005-71538.
WU, TSU-TE. Stress and Sealing Performance Analysis of Containment Vessel. United States. doi:10.1115/PVP2005-71538.
WU, TSU-TE. Tue . "Stress and Sealing Performance Analysis of Containment Vessel". United States. doi:10.1115/PVP2005-71538. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/881363.
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abstractNote = {This paper presents a numerical technique for analyzing the containment vessel subjected to the combined loading of closure-bolt torque and internal pressure. The detailed stress distributions in the O-rings generated by both the torque load and the internal pressure can be evaluated by using this method. Consequently, the sealing performance of the O-rings can be determined. The material of the O-rings can be represented by any available constitutive equation for hyperelastic material. In the numerical calculation of this paper, the form of the Mooney-Rivlin strain energy potential is used. The technique treats both the preloading process of bolt tightening and the application of internal pressure as slow dynamic loads. Consequently, the problem can be evaluated using explicit numerical integration scheme.},
doi = {10.1115/PVP2005-71538},
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {5}
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