Temperature-Dependent Plasticity in Pressure Vessel

Application ID: 12805

This example demonstrates how to use temperature dependent materials within the Nonlinear Structural Materials Module.

A large container holds pressurized hot water. Several pipes are attached to the pressure vessel. Those pipes can rapidly transfer cold water in case of an emergency cooling. The pressure vessel is made of carbon steel with an internal cladding of stainless steel. In case of a fast temperature transient, the differences in thermal expansion properties between the materials will cause high stresses.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: