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Why gas containers are mostly cylindrical in shape?



Why gas containers are mostly cylindrical in shape?


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Cylindrical shape in purpose to reduce the pressure.

P = F/A

Bigger area will reduce/absorb bigger Force to the material cage,and contrary


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Cylinders/Cylindrical shapes are best for gas containments because in a cylinder, there's an even and better pressure distribution because there are no Sharp corners or edges which leads to high stress concentration as a result of high forces. Thus the weak and break points on other shape containments are no found in cylinders.

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