Heat Conduction in Spherical Composite Vessels

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran

2 Ph. D. Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran

3 B. Sc. Student Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran

Abstract

This paper presents an exact analytical solution for two-dimensional conductive heat transfer in spherical composite pressure vessels .The vessels are in spherical shape and fibers are winded in circumferential direction. The analytical solution is obtained under the general boundary conditions which consist of convection, conduction and radiation inside/outside of vessel. The heat transfer equation for orthotropic conduction in spherical coordinates is derived and solved using separation of variables method based on the Legendre and Euler functions. Here, the effect of fiber's angle on heat diffusion in orthotropic spherical pressure vessels is investigated in detail. These results can be used extensively for analyzing the thermal stress in this kind of vessels.

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