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
Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE