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Corvettaholic

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Determining container strength
« on: May 05, 2004, 01:55:12 PM »
Lets say I want to build my own container thats rated to over 8000 psi of pressure coming from steam. How do I KNOW if a container can handle that without blowing up? Would 2-inch cast iron plates welded into a box shape work?

EDIT: I should probably mention that the pressurized steam DOES have a way out, once a certain pressure is reached. That certain pressure is to be determined, and if the "flue" doesn't work, the pressure release valve will blow all of it out if it hits a to-be-determined critical level.
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Re:Determining container strength
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2004, 06:59:52 PM »
wonder if there is a mechanical engineering forum that you can ask?

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Re:Determining container strength
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2004, 01:52:46 PM »
Good idea, this is the only science-related forum that I go to, which is why I stick it under general. I'm sure there's an engineering forum somewhere? Time to go hunting...

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Re:Determining container strength
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2004, 03:39:11 PM »
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Re:Determining container strength
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2004, 04:24:27 PM »
Do mechanical engineers go to this place? I was looking at posting frequency, and it isn't too common which is why I'm looking for a engineering for amateurs place. But hey, I'll give it a shot!

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Re:Determining container strength
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2004, 08:14:26 PM »
Mr. Field seems to have good all around knowledge and he has answered a lot of my questions in many fields of science.
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