Calculate the Stresses in the Pressure Vessel
Being an engineer of soundmind and body of knowledge youhave the tools to calculate theprincipal stresses acting in thepressure vessel. You are verycareful to include the contributionfrom the cover plate in yourcalculation of the longitudinal
Make Sure that the Stresses Are Safe!!!
You then compare the principal stresses to the yield strength of the material,
,to insure that the material does not fail. Every thing is A-OK, so you begin pumpingthe toxic goo into the vessel.
Toxic Spill: WHAT WENT WRONG???
.....and the vessel proceeds to promptlyfail, creating an unsightly mess and leavingyou with a Mr. Yuck sticker on yourprofessional license.
Failure Theories: 2 (3/30/00)