# Which type of stress is applicable of cylindrical tank?

## Which type of stress is applicable of cylindrical tank?

Note: Tangential stress is also known as hoop stress/ circumferential stress. Generally, term hoop stress is used for a thin cylinder and tangential stress is used for thick cylinder representing a similar type of stress.

## What is radial stress in a cylinder?

The radial stress for a thick-walled cylinder is equal and opposite to the gauge pressure on the inside surface, and zero on the outside surface. The circumferential stress and longitudinal stresses are usually much larger for pressure vessels, and so for thin-walled instances, radial stress is usually neglected.

**Why radial stress is not considered in designing a thin cylinder?**

The cylinder walls will stretch along the circumferential direction due to this force. For a thin cylinder this pressure is not considerable and hence the effect due to this radial pressure is not taken for the analysis.

**Which type of stress is used in thin cylinder?**

hoop stress

Explanation: The stress which is developed in the walls of the cylinder due to internal fluid pressure and which acts tangential to circumference is called hoop stress or circumferential stress.

### What is the difference between hoop stress and radial stress?

circumferential stress, or hoop stress, a normal stress in the tangential (azimuth) direction. radial stress, a normal stress in directions coplanar with but perpendicular to the symmetry axis.

### What is the difference between longitudinal and circumferential stress?

Concept: Circumferential stress is the stress acting along the circumferential direction, it is generally tensile in nature. Longitudinal stress is the stress which acts along the length and it is also tensile in nature whereas radial stress which acts in the direction of the radius is compressive in nature.

**What is meant by circumferential stress?**

circumferential stress, or hoop stress, a normal stress in the tangential (azimuth) direction. axial stress, a normal stress parallel to the axis of cylindrical symmetry. radial stress, a normal stress in directions coplanar with but perpendicular to the symmetry axis.

**Which is circumferential stress?**

circumferential stress, or hoop stress, a normal stress in the tangential (azimuth) direction. axial stress, a normal stress parallel to the axis of cylindrical symmetry.

## Is circumferential stress the same as hoop stress?

Longitudinal joints of a pipe carry twice as much stress compared to circumferential joints. As pressure is uniformly applied in a piping system, the hoop stress is uniform in any given length of pipe. Hoop stress is also referred to as tangential stress or circumferential stress.

## What is the difference between radial and circumferential stress?

**What is hoop and circumferential stress?**

Hoop stress is the stress that occurs along the pipe’s circumference when pressure is applied. Hoop stress acts perpendicular to the axial direction. Longitudinal joints of a pipe carry twice as much stress compared to circumferential joints.

**Is hoop stress same as circumferential stress?**