# Mechanical Engineering - Strength of Materials - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Strength of Materials - Section 2 (Q.No. 3)
3.
A thin spherical shell of diameter (d) and thickness (t) is subjected to an internal pressure (p). The stress in the shell material is
pd/t
pd/2t
pd/4t
pd/8t
Explanation:
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Discussion:
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Akshaya said:   4 years ago
Why it will not hoop stress, why only longitudinal stress?

Rakesh said:   5 years ago
Here, it should be mention hoop or longitudinal stress. Then only one can say whether it is 2t or 4t.

Manoj rajput said:   6 years ago
The axial stress of cylinder = Spherical stress.

Dipesh said:   6 years ago
Thank you for the explanation.

Vishi prajapat said:   7 years ago
Here is not mentioned that is it speaking for longitudinal stress or circumference stress in thin spherical.

Hunk said:   7 years ago
Thanks for all the explanation.

Jai Ashwin said:   7 years ago
It is a spherical shell. So hoop stress and longitudinal stress = pd/4t.

Ashok said:   8 years ago
As it is a spherical shell, so pd/4t is correct.
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Nagul shareef SHAIK said:   9 years ago
Should mention clearly either longitudinal stress/circumferential (hoop) stress.
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Dexter said:   10 years ago
In case of thin spherical shell hoop and longitudinal stresses are same as here length and dia are not two separate things. Both are equal. That's why when we equal resisting stress to the stress due to internal pressure same value is obtained for hoop and longitudinal.
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