Horizontal Pressure Vessel
The Pressure Vessel shown below was designed using SolidWorks, and the 'Pressure Vessel Handbook, 9th Edition by Eugene F. Megyesy. This handbook uses procedures and formulas from the ASME Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1. The design methods for supports on horizontal pressure vessels also uses equations based on the analysis by L.P. Zick.
The horizontal pressure vessel shown below is 60 ft long and 10 ft in diameter. The shell material is SA 515-70 plate with a thickness of 1.0 inches. The pressure vessel weight used in the stress analysis is 343524 lbs, which is the combined weight of the pressure vessel and the internal volume filled with water. The pressure vessel's stress analysis can be found by clicking on the stress failure icon on the right side of this page.