Reliability Study of a Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel — Lesson 4

Stress analysis can be applied to study the reliability of a design. This simulation analyzes the stress distribution of a composite overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV). The model uses reinforcing fibers in a layered composite. A finite element simulation of a COPV is performed first to gain insight into its mechanical behaviors; then simulation results are processed using failure analysis to determine the most vulnerable layer. Check the model and try to understand the stress analysis procedure.

Simulation Files

Download the zip file and extract the contents. Go through the Readme file. Follow along with the provided How To video file. The student version of Ansys simulation software can be downloaded here.