Steam Boiler Shells - Stress vs. Boiler Pressure
Calculate the stress in steam boiler shells caused by steam pressure.
The stress in a steam boiler shell can be calculated as
σ = P D / 2 t (1)
σ = hoop stress (Pa, N/m2)
P = boiler pressure (Pa, N/m2)
D = diameter of boiler shell (m)
t = thickness of boiler shell (m)