Solution: What is the stress in a thin-walled spherical shell?

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What is the stress in a thin-walled spherical shell?

Problem Statement: EE Board October 1996

What is the stress in a thin-walled spherical shell of diameter D and a wall thickness t when subjected to internal pressure ρ?

  • A. S = D/ρt
  • B. S = 4D/ρt
  • C. S = ρD/4t
  • D. S = ρD/t

Problem Answer:

The stress in a thin-walled spherical shell is S = ρD/4t.

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