A long cylindrical thick walled pressure vessel is here subjected to both a high
internal pressure and thermal expansion. The model and solution is symmetric and
also suitable for modeling with the two-dimensional plane strain approximation.
This problem allows for an analytical solution which is used to validate and
test the accuracy of the simulation.
This model is available as an automated tutorial by selecting Model
Examples and Tutorials… > Structural Mechanics > Cylindrical
Pressure Vessel from the File menu. Or alternatively, follow the
linked step-by-step instructions.
 Barber JR. Solid Mechanics and Its Applications, Intermediate Mechanics of
Materials, vol. 175, 2nd ed. Springer, 2011.