Pressurized Orthotropic Container — Shell Version
Application ID: 78091
A thin-walled container made of rolled steel is subjected to an internal overpressure. As an effect of the manufacturing method, the out-of- plane direction has a higher yield stress than the other two directions. Hill’s orthotropic plasticity is used to model the difference in yield strength. The container is made by a cylinder capped by two torispherical heads (also called Klöpper head).
In this example, plasticity is modeled in the Shell interface. Axial symmetry is used.
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