Accession Number : AD0691200

Title :   OPTIMUM PACKING OF HOLLOW SPHERES IN BUOYANCY MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Mast,P. W. ; Beaubien,L. A. ; Mulville,D. R.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : As part of a consultative support program for DSSP, the Ocean Materials Criteria Branch of NRL has been studying methods of improving the strength, reliability, and buoyancy of flotation materials. This program has primarily taken the form of studies, from the geometrical point of view, of improved methods of packing spherical buoyant material to produce a greater net buoyancy. This report presents these improved methods of packing, coupled with a brief discussion of the feasibility of nonresinous buoyancy systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER VEHICLES, BUOYANCY), DEEP SUBMERGENCE, SPHERES, VOLUME, OPTIMIZATION, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), BUCKLING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, SUBMARINE HULLS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE