Accession Number : AD0694031

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL FACILITY FOR TESTING LOADED STRUCTURES IN A HIGH HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE ENVIRONMENT AND AN APPLICATION TO AXIALLY LOADED COLUMNS.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK BUFFALO DIV OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES AND RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Shaw,Richard P. ; Sezna,John

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The exploration and utilization of the deep ocean for scientific and defense purposes requires the design of structures which must operate in a high hydrostatic pressure environment. In order to examine such designs, deep sea simulation facilities are required in the laboratory. An experimental facility is described for the testing of structures under a combined axial load and hydrostatic pressure load. This facility was used to determine the effects of hydrostatic pressure (up to 6000 psi) on the load carrying capacity of slender metal columns. There appeared to be no significant effect in this case. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURES, DEEP WATER), (*TEST FACILITIES, PRESSURE VESSELS), (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, TANKS(CONTAINERS), RODS, PROJECTILE CASES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), FATIGUE(MECHANICS), TEST EQUIPMENT, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, THEORY, STEEL, ALUMINUM ALLOYS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE