Accession Number : AD0843800

Title :   Failure Study Circumferential Vee Band Couplings,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Richards, C. M.

Report Date : 23 JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The report discusses the failure of circumferential 'vee' band clamps used on propellant transfer systems. The mode of failure and possible contributing causes are presented.

Descriptors :   (*PROPELLANT TRANSFER, HOSE FITTINGS), (*CLAMPS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, PROPELLANT TANKS, PRESSURIZATION, STRESS CORROSION, FAILURE(MECHANICS), ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, LEAKAGE(FLUID), COMPATIBILITY, STEEL.

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE