Optimal Design of Laminated Composite Pressure Vessels with Flat and Hemispherical End-caps for Maximum Buckling Pressure

  • M. Walker
  • T. Reiss
Conference paper


Structures made of composite materials have found many applications due to their high strength and stiffness to weight ratio. A potential application of laminated composites is in submarine hull construction. These are subjected to compressive pressures, and consequently may fail by buckling.


Pressure Vessel Fibre Orientation Optimal Angle Fibre Angle Vessel Length 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. [1]
    G. C. Eckold, A Design Method for Filament Wound GRP Vessels and Pipework, Composites, Vol. 16, (1985), No. 1, pp. 41–47.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. [2]
    H. Fukunaga and M. Uemura, Optimum Design of Helically Wound Composite Pressure Vessels, J. Comp. Structures, Vol. 1, (1983), pp. 31–49.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. [3]
    J. Onoda, Optimal Laminate Configurations of Cylindrical Shells for Axial Buckling, J. of Composite Materials, Vol. 23 (1985), No. 7, pp. 093–1099.Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    T. R. Tauchert, Optimum Design of a Reinforced Cylindrical Pressure Vessel, J. of Composite Materials, Vol. 15 (1981), pp. 390–402.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. [5]
    S. Adali, E. B. Summers and V. E. Verijenko, Optimisation of Laminated Cylindrical Pressure Vessels under Strength Criterion, Composite Structures, vol. 25 (1993), pp. 305–312.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. [6]
    H. T. Hu, Influence of Shell Geometry on Buckling Optimisation of Fiber-Composite Laminate Shells, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol. 113 (1991), pp. 465–470.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. [7]
    B. Tripathy and K. P. Rao, Stiffened Composite Axisymmetric Shells-Optimum Lay-up for Buckling by Ranking, Computers and Structures, Vol. 46 (1993), No. 2, pp. 299–309.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Walker
    • 1
  • T. Reiss
    • 2
  1. 1.Technikon NatalDurbanSouth Africa
  2. 2.M.L. Sultan TechnikonDurbanSouth Africa

Personalised recommendations