Balloon – Prestressed Membrane
A spherical balloon membrane is filled with gas with atmospheric pressure and defined volume (these values are used for FE model definition only). Determine the overpressure inside the balloon due to the given isotropic membrane prestress. The add-on module RF-FORM-FINDING is used for this purpose. Elastic deformations are neglected both in RF-FORM-FINDING and in analytical solution, self-weight is also neglected in this example.
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