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

 

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