Mass of a Pressure Spherical Vessel


Pressure vessels are held together against the gas pressure due to tensile forces within the walls of the container. The mass of a tank depends on the density and maximum allowable stress σ of the material in addition to the pressure and volume of the vessel.

Related formulas


MMass of the sphere (kg)
PGauge pressure( equal to absolute pressure minus atmospheric pressure) (Pa)
VVolume of the vessel (m3)
ρDensity of the pressure vessel material (kg/m3)
σMaximum working stress that material can tolerate. (Pa)