Enhancing Structural Stability of Submerged Cylindrical Shell with Stiffeners
Elumalai E S1, Mukesh Kumar2, Dominic Xavier D3, Sarath Kumar R4, Seralathan S5
1Elumalai E S, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, India.
2Mukesh Kumar, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, India.
3Dominic Xavier D, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, India.
4Sarath Kumar R, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, India.
5Seralathan S, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on November 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 20 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 11317-11325 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D9580118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D9580.118419
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Abstract: An extensive study is made on the buckling types and conditions of various types cylindrical shells based on their design and material properties. Based on those, numerical analysis is done on a submerged type of cylindrical shell. This analysis is done based on two different conditions. The first one includes design with the addition of stiffeners and the other is based on the design which has no stiffeners. A comparative study is performed between these two and the results are analyzed. Two cylindrical shells, one including stringer and the other without a stringer are modeled using CATIA with specific dimensions. These models are imported into ANSYS to perform an explicit dynamic analysis. Parameters such as equivalent stress, equivalent elastic strain, shear stress, shear elastic strain and total deformation are calculated. The end results are obtained using ANSYS and the graphs are plotted using the values obtained. Based on the results obtained, it is concluded that the use of stiffeners makes the structure widely enviable to bear compressive types of loads. Also, it gives additional strength to the structure with sturdiness at the top and bottom layers. Based on the study, it can be concluded that the use of rectangular type stringer is preferred much more than the other types.
Keywords: Buckling, Cylindrical Shell, Depth, Pressure, Stiffener, Submerged.
Scope of the Article: Structural Engineering.