Cylinder Axial Stress

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Cylinder axial stress, abbreviated as $$\tau$$ (Greek symbol tau), is the longitudinal stress parallel to the axis along a cylinder or pipe having both ends closed due to internal pressure.

Cylinder Axial Stress formulas

 $$\large{ \sigma = \frac{ p_i \; d^2 }{ \left( d \;+\; 2 \; t \right)^2 \;-\; d^2 } }$$ $$\large{ \sigma = \frac{ p_i \; d }{ 4 \; t } }$$

Where:

$$\large{ \sigma }$$ (Greek symbol sigma) = axial stress

$$\large{ p_i }$$ = internal pressure

$$\large{ d }$$ = cylinder inside diameter

$$\large{ t }$$ = wall thickness