Accession Number : AD0283695

Title :   THE EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF THE LOCKED-IN STRESSES IN THE FLIGHT DECK OF USS SARATOGA (CVA 60)

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : BROCK,JOSEPH S.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Locked-in stresses were measured in the flight deck of a CVA 59-Class aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga (CVA 60). Stresses were determined at two transverse locations away from the weld seams and in both transverse and longitudinal weld seams. The longitudinal stresses away from the welds were compressive and averaged about one-fourth of the yield strength of the flightdeck material. The stresses in the weld seams were tensile and approached the yield strength in order of magnitude. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, *FLIGHT DECKS, CALIBRATION, MEASUREMENT, STRAIN GAGES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS, TESTS, THEORY, WELDS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE