Accession Number : ADA305125

Title :   Application of Lightweight Composite Materials to Naval Weapons Systems.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Stinchcomb, Wayne W. ; Reifsnider, Kenneth L.

PDF Url : ADA305125

Report Date : FEB 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The objective uf the present program is to conduct a comprehensive study of the possibility that composite materials can be applied to Naval weapons systems. The particular system addressed in this study is a weapons elevator door. Specific attention is given to (a) weight savings, (b) structural design, (c) shipboard requirements, and (d) component testing.

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, TEST AND EVALUATION, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, PRESSURE GRADIENTS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NAVAL VESSELS, LOADS(FORCES), PANELS, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, SHOCK WAVES, STIFFNESS, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, SHIPBOARD, LIGHTWEIGHT, BLAST LOADS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, DESIGN CRITERIA, SKIN(STRUCTURAL), BALLISTICS, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, WEIGHT REDUCTION, DOORS, FIRE RESISTANCE, HONEYCOMB CORES, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE