Effect of fiber orientation and reinforcements on the performance of composite pressure vessel using finite element analysis

Jonathan Monteiro, Suhas Yeshwant Nayak, Kevin Amith Mathias, Nilesh Patil, Abhiyan Singh, Ajinkya Chaudhari, Pranav Sudheer

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Abstract

Building filament-wound composite composites is challenging in terms of manufacturing and structural integrity. In this work, an attempt was made to determine the effect of different fibers in various orientations in a multilayered composite for use in a filament-wound composite pressure vessel. The selected reinforcement fibers are stacked in different layup sequences, and the working pressure is applied in stages, simulating the end use of a pressure vessel. The epoxy composite pressure vessel was modelled using the commercially available Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software ANSYS®. The composite pressure vessel was analyzed based on its response to a fluctuating load simulating real-life conditions. Different epoxy composites made of Carbon, S-glass and Kevlar™ were compared based on their maximum stress, hoop stress, axial stress, and deformations. The Tsai-Wu failure criterion was used to validate vessel failure. It was found that carbon composites and S-glass composites exhibit superior mechanical properties compared to Kevlar™ in terms of maximum stress and deformation, making them preferred materials for use in pressure vessel applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2361056
JournalCogent Engineering
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Engineering

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