Accession Number : AD0645950

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF FILAMENT REINFORCED PLASTICS FOR DEEP-SUBMERGENCE APPLICATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hom,Kenneth ; Couch,William P.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The results to date of structural research programs to investigate lightweight, glass-reinforced plastics or composite materials for deep-submergence vehicles are summarized. Of significance from these studies is the need to consider effects attributable to the matrix material and bonding between fibers and matrix, that is, maintaining integrity of the structure in a water environment under high pressure and utilizing hull concepts which lend themselves to shear-sensitive materials. Plans for present and future structural research to study more extensively the use of fiber-reinforced plastic materials for pressure hull applications are also reviewed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HULLS(MARINE), DEEP SUBMERGENCE), (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, HULLS(MARINE)), FILAMENTS, GLASS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, GLASS TEXTILES, SHEAR STRESSES, PRESSURE VESSELS, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE