Optimization of the Closure-Weld Region of Cylindrical Containers for Long-Term Corrosion Resistance Using the Successive Heuristic Quadratic Approximation Technique*

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Zekai Ceylan

Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC, Las Vegas, NV 89144e-mail: zekai_ceylan@ymp.gov

Mohamed B. Trabia

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4027e-mail: mbt@me.unlv.edu

J. Mech. Des 125(3), 533-539 (Sep 04, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1565082 History: Received August 01, 2001; Revised August 01, 2002; Online September 04, 2003
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Two-dimensional axisymmetric radial profile of cylindrical container and its seven design variables
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Residual hoop stress distribution for the original container design
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Sketch of cylindrical container mock-up
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Cylindrical container mock-up strain rosette locations
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Hoop stress distribution for the off-the-shelf optimization software solution
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Two-dimensional illustration of the successive heuristic quadratic approximation
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Hoop stress distribution for the SHQA solution



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