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The use of a microcomputer in the design of cylindrical pressure-vessels

Tooth, Alwyn and Nash, David (1986) The use of a microcomputer in the design of cylindrical pressure-vessels. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 24 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 0308-0161

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The stress analysis of a cylindrical vessel subject to a radial load applied over a rectangular patch is used as a 'benchmark' problem to survey nine different microcomputers. The relevance of programming techniques, different computer languages and additional hardware are discussed in an effort to provide the pressure vessel designer with an 'in house' computing facility at modest cost.