Accession Number : ADA253708

Title :   Pressure Vessel Burst Test Program: Progress Paper No. 3.

Descriptive Note : Initial release,

Corporate Author : GENERAL PHYSICS CORP TITUSVILLE FL

Personal Author(s) : Cain, Maurice R. ; Sharp, Douglas E. ; Coleman, Michael D.

Report Date : 25 JUL 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Since the initial paper, additional pressure vessels have been burst using pneumatic pressure. Tests were designed to explore burst characteristics and used a well. instrumentated arena. Data trends for current experiments are presented. This paper is the third progress report on the program and addresses: (1) a brief review of current methods for assessing vessel safety and burst parameters, (2) a review of pneumatic burst testing operations and testing results, including a comparison to current methods for burst assessment, and (3) a review of the basis for the current test program including planned testing. Pressure Vessel Burst Test Program; Progress Paper No. 3.

Descriptors :   *PRESSURE VESSELS, *BURSTING STRENGTH, *BLAST WAVES, *GAS DYNAMICS, COMPARISON, PARAMETERS, PRESSURE, RUPTURE, SAFETY, TEST AND EVALUATION, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, IDEAL GAS LAW, FRAGMENTATION, SHAPED CHARGES, NITROGEN.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE