Thin Wall / Thick Wall Cylinder
Hoop Stress Calculator

Thin Wall Cylinder     Thick Wall Cylinder
σ = pr/t
where r is the inside radius and t is the wall thickness
    σ = p(R2 + r2) / (R2 - r2)
where r is the inside radius and R is the
outside radius (r plus the wall thickness)
Inside Diameter:   
Wall Thickness:   
Chamber Pressure:   
Hoop Stress:   
 
Inside Diameter:   
Wall Thickness:   
Chamber Pressure:   
Hoop Stress:   
Generally, a cylinder is considered to be "thin-walled" if its radius r is larger than 5 times its wall thickness t (r > 5 t).


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