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Journal of Composites
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 3298685, 18 pages
Research Article

Radial Body Forces Influence on FGM and Non-FGM Cylindrical Pressure Vessels

IAF & NIRC, 34345 Haifa, Israel

Received 4 March 2016; Accepted 23 March 2016

Academic Editor: Ashkan Vaziri

Copyright © 2016 Jacob Nagler. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This study deals with the influence of radial body forces on FGM and non-FGM pressure vessels. It contains an extended overview of pressure vessels made from both kinds of material. Furthermore, full mathematical development of stress-strain field for both kinds of cylindrical vessels while being influenced by body forces has been performed. In addition, a new power law model for FGM materials was suggested and discussed. Finally, tables of composed plastic-elastic states are discussed.

1. Introduction

Pressure vessels have many engineering applications in many aspects of life, like energy, electronics, mechanics, and biomedical engineering as described by the author and others [13]. In continuation to the author previous essay [1], a unique group of pressure vessels made from special materials will be discussed here. These pressure vessels are often called FGM pressure vessels. FGM is a well-known shortcut to functionally graded materials, from which many structures and constructions including pressure vessels are made. These materials are heterogeneous (nonhomogenous) while its materials constituent’s composition is varying continuously gradually in the microscopic phase. These materials have been proved to have special thermomechanical properties. However, their applications are numerous, especially, for military and aerospace applications industry, thermal loading, heat resistance, and so forth. Recent researchers and studies on this field are well described by Kalali and Hadidi-Moud [2], Ansari Sadrabadi and Rahimi [3], and Sadeghian and Ekhteraei Toussi [4]. In more detail, Kalali and Hadidi-Moud have developed an analytical method for predicting elastic-plastic stress distribution in cylindrical and spherical pressure vessels made from a ceramic/metal functionally graded material, while the vessel was subjected to plane-stress conditions and von Mises yield criterion was considered. Also, small strains have been assumed and Hencky’s stress-strain relation was used to obtain the governing differential equations for the plastic region. Other study in this field was presented last year by Ansari Sadrabadi and Rahimi. They examined thick-walled cylindrical vessels made from functionally graded material under internal pressure with the presence of a temperature gradient, while material parameters have been modeled using power functions. They have shown that material distribution parameters and temperature gradient play an important role in FGM elastoplastic behavior. It should be noted that calculation of loading effect has been determined in the first yield point. Another study that was mentioned above has been done by Sadeghian and Ekhteraei Toussi in 2012. Their study includes an axisymmetric thermal elastoplastic stress analysis of FGM cylindrical vessels based on Tresca’s yield criterion and small deformation theory. The investigation of temperature distribution effect upon the evolution and growth of the plastic zone was their study uniqueness. They proved that the interface line between elastic and plastic regions may take shape in different radii while being dependent on the thermomechanical composition properties of the FG material.

Moreover, other structures of beam and spherical shapes have been examined by Eraslan and Akis [5], Nemat-Alla et al. [6], Akis [7], Kanlıkama et al. [8], and Chandel et al. [9], respectively. For instance, Eraslan and Akis have developed plane strain analytical solutions to functionally graded elastic and elastic-plastic pressurized tube under small deformation. Also, plastic behavior and Tresca’s yield criterion were considered. They also assumed radial change of tube material elasticity modulus based on a two-parameter model in a general parabolic form. Field equations exact solutions for elastic and plastic deformations have been obtained together with elastoplastic response which was proved to be affected by the radial variation of the modulus of elasticity. Moreover, nonhomogeneous solution was found to be sensitive to the choice of material parameters. In continuation to the latter study, Kanlıkama et al. [8] have investigated coupled thermoelastic phenomenon determining the stress-strain relations in thick-walled pressurized vessel and a reactor pressure vessel exposed to an inner moderator pressure and thermal loads. Good agreement was found between reactor and classical pressure vessels solutions. Furthermore, Chandel et al. [9] have presented recently a general analysis of thermal stresses and strains in a thin rotating circular FGM disk. For more information on their study, see [9].

In general, physical behavior of non-FGM thick-walled pressure vessels has been investigated in the last decade by several researchers, like Sinclair and Helms [10] who have performed a fundamental review study of elastic hoop stress formulas in cylindrical and spherical pressure vessels. Other researchers like Zhao et al. [11] have proposed a technique for elastic-plastic analysis of a thick-walled elastic-plastic cylinder under internal pressure. Their calculation was based on two parametric functions including piecewise linearization of the stress-strain curve. They have found that the required strain energy value of deformation is found to be dependent on initial or final geometry choice where boundary conditions are satisfied. Moreover, it was found that, in case of low work-hardening solid, the difference is significant and cannot be ignored. Finally, the researchers have shown that the new formulation is appropriate for elastic-plastic fracture calculations. Another research that would be mentioned concerns nonlinear kinematic hardening behavior of pressure cylinder and was studied by Nayebi [12]. He dealt with Bree’s cylinder which was used to simulate different material properties under constant mechanical and cyclic thermal gradient loadings. Nayebi reconsidered Bree’s theory by using nonlinear kinematic hardening material model. Two-dimensional model including Poisson’s effect was also assumed. After comparison with Bree’s model, it was found that Bree’s one-dimensional model is relatively conservative and the bidimensional diagram did not correspond to the complete model. However, calculation of stress-strain field in cylinder or other shapes using finite element method (FEM) is discussed broadly by Szabó et al. [13]. Briefly described, they developed FEM solution for small-strain elastic-plastic stress problems by using p-version elements.

When dealing with plastic behavior of non-FGM pressure vessels, one cannot ignore the autofrettage phenomenon. Autofrettage is a process that is intended mainly to enhance pressure vessels fatigue life and to reduce the vessel weight. The method works by creating plastic expansion (yielding) of the inner wall thickness by overloading the vessel inner diameter or just a portion of it. As a result, compressive residual stresses are being created in the inner diameter (ID) region while in response residual tensile hoop stresses are being created in the outer diameter as was explained in detail by Gibson [14]. The idea of thick wall prestressing is aimed at having a beneficial distribution of tensile hoop stress and compressive stress on the outer diameter (OD) when the pressure is released, while Gibson has investigated autofrettage phenomenon with the appropriate processes. As mentioned in his study, two methods of autofrettage exist: hydraulic and swage. He has made a comparison between both methods using FE model of hydraulic autofrettage. He has found good agreement between the obtained solutions and existing analytical and numerical models. According to Gibson, bilinear material representation is preferred to be used for modeling over other materials since radial position is dependent on the nonlinear material behavior. In the second step, he has developed full model of swage autofrettage. One year later, Lee et al. [15] have published their own study on autofrettage process analysis of a compound cylinder based on the elastic-perfectly plastic material behavior and strain hardening stress-strain curve. They showed that compound cylinder resistance ability is higher than a one layer cylinder while both kinds of cylinders have the same size. Additionally, they found that shrink fit is a relatively efficient way to extend compressive residual stress. Moreover, they found that Bauschinger effect has significant impact on compressive residual stress of the strain-hardening model, such that the stress is smaller than elastic-perfectly plastic case. According to the last studies, an obvious question should be asked: what are the limits of autofrettage process or what is the optimum autofrettage process under a given pressure? An answer was given by Wahi et al. [16]. They performed a research about the influence of optimum autofrettage on the pressure limits of thick-walled cylinder. The tradeoff that researchers have dealt with was between strength-weight ratio increase and fatigue life extending. Their main target is to solve this apparent contradiction by using optimal autofrettage procedure while they have found the required autofrettage pressure for given various levels of allowable pressure. Consequently, three distinguished cases of thick-walled cylinders design have been created. It should be mentioned that, according to their study, the optimal autofrettage is achieved only if both minimum equivalent stress and maximum fatigue life conditions are fulfilled. During the years 2012–2014, various fresh studies have been published on the subject while only few researches among them will be pointed out here. For instance, Hu and Puttagunta [17] have presented numerical investigation study of thick-walled cylinder under overloading internal pressure involved in autofrettage process while the Bauschinger effect was considered inside the elastoplastic material. Moreover, they have found the optimal autofrettage pressure and the maximum reduction percentage of the von Mises stress under the elastic-limit working pressure. In addition, comparison between Bauschinger and the non-Bauschinger effect model has been made by the authors [17]. One year later, fresh study which includes most of the latter subjects together with new approaches has been presented by Trojnacki and Krasinski [18]. They have developed analytic expressions for calculating the autofrettage pressure based on both Tresca and von Mises yield criteria including the Bauschinger effect. The results have been compared with FEM and other analytical models whereas experimental data and analytical model were dealing with multilinear kinematic hardening. The authors have concluded that the autofrettage technique is the preferred technology to use over other technologies discussed. Thorough mathematical analysis of pressure vessel during autofrettage process which also concerns the optimum operation conditions has been published in 2013 by R. Zhu and G. Zhu [19]. Moreover, autofrettage compounded tube had been modeled according to Huang’s model which considers the Bauschinger effect as was introduced by Bhatnagar [20]. He has found that compounded tube advantages include maximum pressure, fatigue life, and manufacturing economy. In 2014, short review on autofrettage process in cylindrical pressure vessels was presented by Gupta and Vora [21]. During the past year of 2015, new studies and approaches have come out. For example, a new process to create autofrettage by applying thermal stresses on the cylinder wall has been performed by Kamal and Dixit [22]. Last fresh study on the autofrettage subject that would be mentioned here has been performed by Kumar and Moulick [23]. They made comparative stress analysis based on FEM for both elliptical and cylindrical pressure vessel with and without autofrettage. For more information relating to autofrettage process in FGM vessels one should read [24]. Buckling of FGM and non-FGM materials is summarized by Patil et al. [24]. Specifically, post buckling of FGM plate and shells has been investigated by Shen [25]. In 2006, Kadoli and Ganesan [26] have made analysis research of linear thermal buckling and free vibration of FG cylindrical shells with clamped-clamped BC based on temperature-dependent material properties. Two years later, Shariyat [27] has presented a study about dynamic thermal buckling due to temperature heat shock on FGM cylindrical shells, while a combination of axial compression and external pressure was applied. During his research he has found that buckling behavior is dependent on the volume fraction index and the differences between the thermal stresses in the outer and the inner surfaces. Moreover, he has revealed that temperature gradient and initial material imperfections effects are relatively small on the buckling phenomenon of a shell subjected to a pure external pressure. In 2009, Huang and Han [28] have performed nonlinear buckling and postbuckling examinations for axially compressed FG cylindrical shells by using the Ritz energy method and the nonlinear large deflection theory. One year later, Sofiyev [29] has presented buckling analysis of the simply supported truncated conical shell made of FGM. One of his main findings on this area relates to cylindrical shell stress-strain analysis including buckling analysis based on parametric examination. During the current year of 2015, another study has been published by Zhao and Liew [30, 31] on the subject of buckling response of FG ceramic-metal cylindrical shell panels while axial compression and thermal load are applied. Their model is based on the first-order shear deformation shell theory and element-free kp-Ritz method. One year later, Huang et al. [32] published their research on Buckling of FGM cylindrical shells subjected to pure bending load. Their findings under the appropriate assumptions indicate that the materials inhomogeneity is significant for buckling of FGM cylindrical shells.

In the current essay, stress-strain relations mathematical development of FGM and non-FGM cylindrical vessels behavior in the presence of physical phenomena like magnetic, gravitation, rotational, and electrical charge will be performed. Firstly, general model including body forces of FGM and non-FGM will be introduced for elastic phase. Next step, general model of the plastic phase based on von Mises criterion will be brought up. Additionally, a new power law model was suggested and discussed with the relevant literature studies. Moreover, the elastoplastic states conditions of the FGM and non-FGM vessels will be introduced here are as follows:(i)FGM: elastic-plastic.(ii)FGM: plastic-elastic.(iii)FGM: plastic-elastic-plastic.(iv)FGM: elastic-plastic-elastic.(v)Non-FGM: elastic-plastic.(vi)Non-FGM: plastic-elastic.(vii)Non-FGM: plastic-elastic-plastic.However, the case of elastic-plastic-elastic in non-FGM pressure vessels will not be discussed, since it is not physically valid due to vessels material homogenously structure which results in inability to create elastic state interface. The developed model in this essay demonstrates a body rotating around itself while another body with the same length applies magnetic, gravity, and electrical forces. In other words, possible application or model for this study could be expressed by hollow rotating cylinder affected by gravity, magnetic, and electrical fields caused by inner rotating cylinder. Notice that content of this chapter is based on the author’s previous knowledge and publications [1, 33].

2. General Elastic Stress-Strain Relations with Thermal and Body Forces Influence of Non-FGM Pressure Vessels

General polar equations of element equilibrium including radial and tangential forces as shown in Figure 1 are as follows [1]:where and denote the radial and tangential stresses acting normal to the sides of the element in steady state () as shown in Figure 1, respectively. Body forces acting in the radial and tangential directions are represented by and as shown in Figure 1, respectively. Assuming symmetrical deformation about -axis, one can infer that and thus equilibrium exists only in the direction, as follows:Now, according to Hooke’s law including thermal effects, strains behave likewhere is the displacement in the radial direction. , , and represent Young’s modulus, shear modulus, and Poisson’s ratio, respectively. Solving algebraically relations (3) for the stress field yields the following relations:Substituting the above relations (4) into equilibrium (2) results in the following radial displacement equation:The homogenous and the particular solution parts of (5) are expressed byThus the complete solution isAccordingly, the stress field (4) will be written asNow, in order to find coefficients and , the following BC will be used:Consequently,Subtracting first and second expressions (11) from each other leads to the following equation which is dependent on the parameter only:From here, will be defined asSubstituting into (11) leads to the following expression for constant:

Figure 1: Stress element in polar coordinate system using [1].

In the next section, the elastic stress-strain relations of FGM pressure vessels including the body forces effect will be developed.

3. General Elastic Stress-Strain Relations with Thermal and Body Forces Influence of FGM Pressure Vessels

Here, elastic stress-strain relations will be developed using Sadeghian and Ekhteraei Toussi [4] and Eraslan and Akis [5] models. Accordingly, the total general stress-strain relationships under axisymmetric assumption are as follows: and are being dependent on coordinate and represent the elastic modulus and heat expansion coefficients, respectively. Applying simple algebraic manipulations on ((15a) and (15b)) leads toThe differential equation of displacement (also called Navier equation) is derived by substitution of ((16a) and (16b)) into (2) by the formEquation (17) is a nonlinear differential equation with variable coefficients. The next step is to define the appropriate form of and   such that simplified solution of (17) will be obtained. Dividing (17) by leads to the following equilibrium form:Analysis of (18) will be done here using the following coefficients examination. The guideline of this analysis will be based on the requirement to have one nonlinear differential equation dependent on the radial direction. Thereby, it is obtained thatwhile both and functions are dependent on where . This leads to conclusion about the shape of the elastic modulus : is general function dependent on coordinate. Literature and author suggestions for and function forms are presented in Table 1.

Table 1: Elasticity modulus functions suggestions.

Eraslan and Akis model for modulus of elasticity as shown in Table 1 is an improved model of Horgan and Chan [34]; a decade later, it has also been used by Sadeghian and Ekhteraei Toussi [4]. The idea of using power law model in order to represent elasticity modulus quality is derived due to nonlinearity of the material behavior. In order to enhance the model flexibility, it has been expanded to be dependent on two parameters instead of one. Moreover, by setting parameter to be zero , all of the model suggestions above are satisfied () and homogenous solution is being obtained. In this current essay, new model of elasticity modulus is being suggested by the author and developed based on modulus of elasticity general form (20) inspiration. This model is based on power function and embedded with the properties of the two former models. Here, it will be assumed that elasticity modulus should have the following form:Moreover, we will assume that all other properties like heat expansion coefficient, yielding stress, heat conduction, density function, electric constant, and vacuum permeability behave according to the following power law approximation along the radial distance, normalized by the outer radius:, , , , , and represent the reference data for the physical properties mentioned above. , , and , , represent the power law constants and the internal function constants, respectively, while represents the speed of light coefficient in vacuum. It should be noted that Nemat-Alla et al. [6] and Çallıoğlu et al. [35] have also used similar power law model for the yielding stress during their study. In addition, Wang et al.’s [36] analytical study deals with FGM vessel consisting of a finite length hollow cylinder and two closed ends subjected to thermomechanical loadings based on power law model. Moreover, Nejad and Rahimi [37] have used power law model for the density distribution. However, vacuum permeability behaves according to the power law model based on Bhangale and Ganesan study [38]. One step before solving (18) is to define the temperature function. The thermal equation will be brought up in the following form, based on Nowacki [39]: represent the temperature and is the heat conduction coefficient. Now, considering the thermal coefficient value possibilities, there are two main solutions: is variable [3]: is constant [6]:Note that (24a) has no dependency on the constants and . According to the appropriate boundary conditions,It should be remarked that Sadeghian and Ekhteraei Toussi BC includes the thermal convection effect with the appropriate factors. In this essay, this effect will not be discussed despite the fact that it can be easily obtained by redetermination the constants and . In addition, the body force will be defined by the following expression:where and represent the angular velocity and the vessel material density, respectively. Additionally, , , and are the gravitational constant, vessel material density, and the another body mass density, respectively. Also, , , , , , and represent the total charge, charge density per unit length, electric permittivity, charge velocity, electrical current, and the vacuum permeability constant, respectively. Substituting relations (21)–(26) into equilibrium (18) including simple algebraic manipulation giveswhereThe total solution of (27) is a combination of two parts, homogenous and particular solution, according to the following expression:The homogenous solution takes the following form:whereas the following constants are obtained as a result of quadratic equation solution due to substitution of (30) into (27) homogenous part: and will be calculated continuously according to the total displacement boundary conditions.

Next step is to handle the particular solution part. Firstly, the particular solution type will be written as follows (after multiplying both sides of the equilibrium (82) by ):wherewhile for each value of since otherwise is undefined (singularity). Therefore the total solution takes the formIt should be noted that, for the particular case , solution (29) coincided with Sadeghian and Ekhteraei Toussi solution [4]. Now, radial and tangential strains will be found together with the appropriate stresses by using (15a) and (15b) and (16a) and (16b), respectively:However,Final step before ending this section will be determining the constants and through the presuming of the following boundary conditions:Applying BC (39) on (37a) leads to a two-variable system of linear equations. Solving the linear system using Cramer’s rule yields the following relations for the constants and :However,It should be noted that elastic-plastic response of metal-ceramic composites has been investigated by Vena et al. [40]. However, more information on FGM temperature variations can be found in [37, 38, 4143].

In similar way to (32) development, the particular solution of the non-FGM vessels case will be developed. Initially, substituting relations (24b) and (26) back into (5) and (7) results in the next relation:where , , and are constants. After applying algebraic manipulations, equilibrium (42) turns to be in the formHowever,where the particular solution of the non-FGM displacement case is in the following form:In similar way to (32) power coefficients development procedure, the following coefficients are obtained:However,Analyzing expression (47) compared to (34) leads to conclusion that for both relations coincided. In addition, for FGM and non-FGM cylinder cases both coincided. Different discussion on different permutations of power law properties should be done (like with or with ). Moreover, a singularity for the case does exist. Therefore this special case will be solved separately by using the following form:After applying integration over the radial direction on (48) as shown broadly in Ugural and Fenster book [44], the particular solution for the obtained differential equation isAccordingly, the full particular solution for the FGM case using (45)–(49) iswhile the constants are redefined byThereby, the final displacement solution takes the formSubstituting (48) back into (13)-(14) yields the values for the constants and byThe strain relations for the elastic non-FGM case will be found by using (48) as follows:Therefore stress relations (9) will be found using expressions (53) byFrom here, the discussion will pass to concern the plastic behavior of FGM pressure vessels due to thermal and body forces effects.

4. General Elastic-Plastic Stress-Strain Relations with Thermal and Body Forces Influence of FGM Pressure Vessels

Assume that tangential stress is greater than radial stress () according to the following form:For honesty, note that other criteria for solution also exist [2, 14]. Substituting (56) into (2) using relations (22) leads to the following expressions for and :while constant will be calculated continuously. The total displacement is calculated by using relations (15a) and (15b) according towhile assuming that . Equation (59) will be rewritten using expressions (57) and (58) including relations (21)-(22) and (24a) as follows:Firstly, equilibrium (60) will be represented as follows:while coefficients are determined using relations (23) according toThe solution of differential equation (61) is composed of two parts, homogenous and particular solution, byHowever, homogenous and particular solutions will be achieved simultaneously. By multiplying both sides of (61) with including the rearrangement of equilibrium left side, the following differential equation is obtained:However, the final solution for the displacement will be obtained by simple integration over the radial direction :while is constant. From here, plastic strains will be defined by the following relations:while,Initial observation on expressions (68) for constants leads to conclusion that these constants have singularity at . For these specific cases, one should insert each case into (64) with the appropriate integration over the radial direction, while obtained displacement results are presented in Table 2.

Table 2: Plastic-elastic states inside pressure vessels cylinder.

Unlike homogenous cylinder pressure, the plastic region in FGM pressure vessels (inhomogeneous material) can be created anywhere along the thickness defined by its first yielding [4]. Hence, in order to determine the value of constant like other constants, BC will be applied through distinction between four main cases as shown in Table 3. In order to make it simple, Figure 2 illustrates the possible states of FGM pressure vessels. FGM materials properties in this essay are as follows:(i)FGM qualities are variable and are dependent on the power and radius .(ii)Stresses are also temperature dependent.(iii)Body forces are not neglected.These three assumptions are the main reason for the nonfeasibility of Lame’s plane strain criterion , since it is no longer valid for each of the assumptions separately or combined (see App. as brought up by Nayebi [12]). This comprehension is also true for non-FGM vessels while being dependent on temperature. In these cases, where the elastic and plastic states are both mixed together, the plastic state field relations will be found initially. Afterwards, the elastic stress-strain relations will be calculated while being dependent on the plastic constant due to interface conditions. However, stress-strain expressions are affected not only by the edge conditions (BC) but also due to the function shape. In other words, equilibrium (2) together with elastic (see (16a) and (16b)) and plastic (56) relations has crucial impact on the final analytical solution shape. For the plastic-elastic state, will be found by applying BC (39) on the radial pressure (57) as follows: Similarly, in case of elastic-plastic, will be determined byAll other parameters would be calculated according to the elastic-plastic regions appropriate conditions including interface zone as shown in Table 3. From here, the discussion will pass directly to the elastic-plastic stress-strain field definition of non-FGM pressure vessels.