The Design, Structural Analysis and High Pressure Chamber Test of a Thick Pressure Cylinder for 2000 m Water Depth

수심 2000m 용 두꺼운 내압용기의 설계, 구조해석과 내압시험

Choi, Hyeuk-Jin;Lee, Jae-Hwan;Kim, Jin-Min;Lee, Seung-Guk;Maring, Kothilngam

  • Received : 2015.10.06
  • Accepted : 2016.04.07
  • Published : 2016.04.20


This paper aims to demonstrate the design, structure analysis, and hydrostatic pressure test of the cylinder used in 2000m water depth. The cylinder was designed in accordance with ASME pressure vessel design rule. The 1.5 times safety factor required by the general rule was applied to the design of the cylinder, because ASME rule is so excessive that it is not proper to apply to the hydrostatic pressure test. The finite element analysis was conducted for the cylinder. The cylinder was produced according to the design. The hydrostatic pressure test was conducted at the hyperbaric chamber in KRISO. The results of finite element analysis(FEM) and those of the hydrostatic pressure test were almost the same, which showed that the design was exact and reliable.


External pressure vessel;Structural design;FEM;ASME BPVC VIII;Pressure chamber;Hydrostatic pressure test


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