Design by analysis of deep-sea type III pressure vessel

Valter Jantara Junior, Mayorkinos Papaelias

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This paper explores the potential of hydrogen as an energy carrier for deep-sea applications. Finite element analysis of a type III pressurised cylinder to the intended working pressures of 300 bar internal and up to 600 bar external were carried out for different designs and safety factors. Design parameters such as helical angle, liner, helical, and hoop thicknesses were studied and optimised. A buckling analysis was carried out for the optimised designs and recommendations to increase the maximum allowable external pressure are given.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10468-10477
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number17
Early online date6 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2021

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Funding Information:
The authors wish to express their gratitude to the European Commission for the financial support received through the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824348 .

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  • Deep-sea pressure vessel
  • Design by analysis
  • Eigenvalue analysis
  • Finite element analysis
  • Nonlinear buckling analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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