October 16, 2018 at 4:11 pm

peteroznewman

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I found two websites with thick cylinder stress calculators on them.

I suppressed the Thermal Load and changed all three materials to middle.

Both calculators showed that the radial, hoop and axial stress for a single material cylinder are correctly computed by ANSYS (no surprise).

Your mesh is coarse, so your results have a small error compared with the exact solution.

If you reduce the radial thickness of your elements, you will reduce the size of the error.

I don't have mathematica so I can't look at the equations for the 3-layer cylinder.

It is possible to write the equations for a 3-layer thick cylinder. I would use MathCAD.

If you don't have that you could use Excel, but that is harder to find mistakes in coding.