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 is included as an example in the following products:Nonlinear Structural Materials Module
however additional products may be needed to reproduce it. This example may be created and run using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- either the Geomechanics Module, or Nonlinear Structural Materials Module and
- either the MEMS Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
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