Accession Number : AD0285862

Title :   SHELLS FOR UNDERWATER VEHICLES

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK ORDNANCE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : STACHIW,J.D.

Report Date : 28 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The design criteria for underwater shells are discussed, and the basic shell designs are evaluated on the basis of these criteria. Internally pressurized shells and shell-pressurization methods are also discussed. It is recommended that research be directed toward development of higher-strength materials and improved fabrication methods. It is also recommended that fluids of lower compression and density be developed for shell pressurization. (Author-PL).

Descriptors :   *HYDRODYNAMICS, *SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), ALUMINUM, CERAMIC MATERIALS, CORROSION INHIBITION, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, FAILURE (MECHANICS), GLASS TEXTILES, HONEYCOMB CORES, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, MAGNESIUM, MATERIALS, PLASTICS, PRESSURE, PRESSURE VESSELS, RELIABILITY, SANDWICH PANELS, STEEL, STIFFENED CYLINDERS, STRESSES, SUBMARINE HULLS, THEORY, TITANIUM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE