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Title:Three dimensional photoelastic investigation of stresses near reinforced opening in reactor pressure vessel
Author(s):Taylor, C.E.; Schweiker, J.W.
Subject(s):Reactor Pressure Vessel
Stresses
Reinforced Openings
Abstract:Stresses were investigated in the region of reinforced cylindrical outlets projecting from cylindrical and spherical pressure vessels. "Frozen stress" photoelastic techniques were used in conjunction with scale model vessels made from an epoxy resin. The models were cast approximately to shape and were subsequently machined to final dimensions. Casting and testing procedures are described. Slices containing the frozen stresses were analyzed by several methods to determine the three-dimensional state of stress. These techniques were evaluated, and the oblique incidence method, accompanied by subsequent subslicing was found to be the most suitable. Results from the two models are reported.
Issue Date:1957-10
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 545
1971-8576
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112277
ISSN:0073-5264
Sponsor:Bureau of Ships 57/10; Welding Research Council Pressure Vessel Research Comm 57/10
Rights Information:Copyright 1957 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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