A stability design proposal for cone-cylinder intersections under internal pressure

Y. Zhao, Jinguang Teng

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Cone-cylinder intersections are used commonly in pressure vessels and piping, and internal pressurization is often an important loading condition. For the intersection of the large end of a cone and a cylinder, internal pressurization causes large circumferential compressive stresses in the intersection. These stresses can lead to failure of the intersection by either axisymmetric collapse or non-symmetric buckling. This paper first presents a brief summary of recent experiments on cone-cylinder intersections under internal pressure. A rational finite element model based on the experimental and the corresponding numerical results is next described. Finite element results from a major parametric study on the postbuckling behaviour and strength of cone-cylinder intersections employing this finite element model are then presented. Finally, a design proposal in the Eurocode format for internally pressurized cone-cylinder intersections is established for practical use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-309
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2003


  • Buckling
  • Cone-cylinder intersections
  • Design
  • Postbuckling
  • Shells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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