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Stresses on a Torus

  1. Apr 8, 2008 #1
    I have been goven the task of finding all the stresses on a Torus (i.e. donut) Pressure vessel. Any help would be much appreciated!
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2008 #2

    berkeman

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    What have you done so far?
     
  4. Apr 9, 2008 #3

    FredGarvin

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    Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, Chapter 12, Table 28, Case 5 (at least in the 6th edition).
     
  5. Apr 9, 2008 #4
    Careful Fred last time I referred someone here to a book I got yanked and got a warning as "not contributing to the discussion"

    Personally I believe showing people what literature can be consulted is very helpful do!
     
  6. Apr 10, 2008 #5

    berkeman

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    I went back and checked the warning -- it was for a little different situation. Fred's reference is very specific, but your advice in the other post was to buy a Schaum's outline.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2008 #6
    Yes because people were about to spend 100+ man hours on something that you can seriously buy for $5,-

    I don't want to be a nag but the exact response was:

    "Almost every single questions being asked on here, one can tell someone to go get such-and-such book. It solves nothing. Your response to someone asking a question is essentially telling that person to go get a book. That response has no substance to a discussion forum such as this. If you don't care to explain, don't respond."

    So I don't see how that is different. Anyway I was kinda kidding in the first place to Fred because his advise is usually spot on.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2008
  8. Apr 11, 2008 #7

    FredGarvin

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    I honestly do try to not do a reference like that when I can. I do debate with myself as to whether or not they are getting spoon fed. However, for a situation like this, the number of posts and time to walk the OP through the mechanics for this loading would be pretty extensive. That's why I just came out and told him where to look. I think there are times where pointing a person to a source is a much more efficient use of our time and bandwidth.
     
  9. Apr 11, 2008 #8
    I agree!!
     
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