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Composite Pressure Vessels: Analysis, Design, and Manufacturing

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Composite pressure vessels reinforced with high-strength glass, carbon, or organic fibers can have much higher weight efficiency than achievable with traditional metals. For decades, composite vessels have been used in the aerospace industry where structural weight efficiency is of paramount importance. Sophisticated design, analysis, and manufacturing methods have been developed to achieve this efficiency, and reasonable risk, which always accompanies the application of aerospace structures with high weight efficiency, has been acceptable and taken into account.

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Composite Pressure Vessels: Analysis, Design, and Manufacturing

Composite pressure vessels reinforced with high-strength glass, carbon, or organic fibers can have much higher weight efficiency than achievable with traditional metals. For decades, composite vessels have been used in the aerospace industry where structural weight efficiency is of paramount importance. Sophisticated design, analysis, and manufacturing methods have been developed to achieve this efficiency, and reasonable risk, which always accompanies the application of aerospace structures with high weight efficiency, has been acceptable and taken into account. Today, composite pressure vessels are on the way to widespread commercial applications as automotive fuel tanks for compressed gas, cryogenic tanks for transportation of liquified natural gas, structural elements of survival and emergency systems for which risk natural for aerospace systems is not acceptable. Worldwide programs of energy consumption and reduction of the dependence on petroleum are giving rise to a rapidly growing market for light-weight composite pressure vessels. To meet the market demands, numerous companies are being set up throughout the world to develop composite pressure vessels. This book is addressed mainly to those who work for such companies. The design and manufacture of metal vessels is governed by well-established methods and procedures, and their safety is ensured by design guides, codes, and standards developed from long-term experience. In contrast, composite pressure vessels are products of high technology that is not completely developed for commercial applications. The current level of this technology is reflected in this book, and composite pressure vessels can be made to be safe if their analysis, design, and manufacture correspond to this level. Otherwise, they can be too dangerous for commercial applications.

 

Valery V. Vasiliev, D.Sc., a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is the leading Russian expert in design of composite structures. As vice president of the Russian Committee on Mechanics of Composite Structures since 1973, he has been involved in basic programs in composite technology for aerospace, marine, transportation, and machinery applications and was awarded two Russian State Prizes for those activities. He has worked in analysis, design, and manufacturing of composite pressure vessels since 1963. His 1969 Doctor of Sciences degree from Moscow Aviation Institute was for design and analysis of filament-wound rocket motor cases. He is author, co-author, or editor of 16 books, handbooks, and textbooks—half in Russian and half in English—as well as 300 papers. In the present field, he has authored design guides, monographs and numerous papers devoted to development of composite pressure vessels, mainly for aerospace, and recently for commercial, applications. He was a Distinguished Professor at Moscow Aviation Technology University where he was Head of the School of Applied Mechanics within which he was also Head of the Aerospace Composite Structures Department. He has been a visiting professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Purdue University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. He is now Chief Science Researcher at the Institute on Problems of Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 9.25 × 6.5 × 1.5 in
Pages

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