ANALYSIS OF A FLUID-CONTAINING SHELL OF SEGMENTED TOROIDAL FORM
Authors: Enoma N, *Igbinomwanhia N
A novel toroidal shell form for liquid containment is proposed in this paper. The vessel comprises four smoothly joined toroidal segments, and the linear elastic theory of shells of revolution is adopted in the formulation of closed-form membrane solutions for the toroid. The presented algorithm for the evaluation of membrane stresses and deformations in liquid-filled segmented toroidal tanks is demonstrated through a numerical example. Some useful insight and a set of design recommendations are provided. The obtained analytical results can also be employed in the determination of bending disturbances at the junctions of the vessel, and for other specialized studies on shells of this type.
Affiliations: *Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
Keywords: Containment Vessel, Membrane Hypothesis, Multi-shell Toroid, Shell Analysis, Toroidal Tank
Published date: 2018/06/30