Accession Number : AD0624498

Title :   THE RESISTANCE OF HOLLOW GLASS MODELS TO UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS AT GREAT DEPTHS. II. SPECIAL CONFIGURATIONS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Faux,W. H.

Report Date : 29 OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Hollow glass models were exposed to explosions of one pound charges at several depths in the ocean down to 22,000 ft. Spheres coated with a plastic overlay or with butyl rubber were considerably stronger than bare spheres. Spheres with simple hatches and titanium plug inserts were somewhat weaker than unmodified spheres of slightly thicker glass. A depth-hardening effect was found for toroidal models; results obtained from cylinders were inconclusive. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPHERES, EXPLOSION EFFECTS), (*UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, EXPLOSION EFFECTS), (*GLASS, SHOCK), MODEL TESTS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE