This paper entails the design and finite element analysis (FEA) of a LPG cylinder made of E-glass fiber, vinylester resin and HDPE plastic composite The liner of the cylinder is made of HDPE plastic (blow moulding grade) and wound with continuous fiber E-glass composite with vinyl-ester polymer matrix. The cylinder cover is also made of HDPE plastic. The LPG cylinder was designed and tested for burst pressure of 3 MPa. The thickness of the cylinder was established to be 3.5 mm (1.5 mm of liner and 2 mm of FRP composite layer) using Abaqus software based FEA. Various design concepts were worked out alongwith a financial viability analysis. A strong, light, rust proof and semi-transparent LPG cylinder was aimed to be designed in this paper focusing on the use in the South African context.
MOKETLA, MOYAHABO BRADLEY and SHUKLA, MUKUL
"DESIGN AND FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF FRP LPG CYLINDER,"
International Journal of Instrumentation Control and Automation: Vol. 2
, Article 9.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/ijica/vol2/iss1/9