A finite element analysis of a double layered shell with a circular hole is carried out using a commercial finite element software. The model proposed has been used to perform a stress analysis on three pipes with different sized hole. Moreover, thermal expansion has been implemented in the testing. For the purpose of the research, the elastic properties of the materials have been considered and the results compared with the authors’ previous publication. The outcome of the investigation will benefit towards the design of optimal and sustainable pipes with circular cut outs.
|Title of host publication
|IAENG Transactions on Engineering Sciences
|Number of pages
|Published - Jun 2016