Accession Number : AD0641875

Title :   AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY OF GLASS AND CERAMIC PRESSURE VESSELS FOR NAVAL APPLICATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C STRUCTURAL MECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kiernan,Thomas J.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : An exploratory study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using glass and ceramic materials for deep-submergence pressure hulls. In general, the study confirmed the potential use of these materials in pressure hulls capable of withstanding pressures at the deepest part of the ocean with very little structural weight. However, the study also showed that very little is known about the behavior of glass and ceramic structures under high-compressive loading and that a great deal of basic data must be generated before this potential can be achieved. The use of simple spheres of glass and ceramic materials for providing buoyancy is considered to be the most promising near-future application. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUBMARINE HULLS, DEEP SUBMERGENCE), (*PRESSURE VESSELS, CERAMIC MATERIALS), GLASS, SPHERES, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, OXIDES, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), MODEL TESTS, LOADS(FORCES), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Submarine Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE