Accession Number : ADD018515

Title :   An Insert for an Opening in a Composite Material Pressure Vessel

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 21 Apr 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Spicola, Francis C ; Plunkett, Stephen J

PDF Url : ADD018515

Report Date : 21 Apr 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A pressure vessel insert comprises a plate having an outboard surface and an inboard surface interconnected by outer edge surfaces, and defining an aperture extending therethrough from the outboard surface to the inboard surface. The plate is provided with a modulus of elasticity within about 30% of a first modulus of elasticity of inboard and outboard skins of a wall portion of the pressure vessel shell around an opening in which the insert is disposed, in directions through the thickness of the skins.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PRESSURE VESSELS, *SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), SKIN(STRUCTURAL), OUTBOARD, INBOARD, TORPEDO WARHEADS

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Torpedoes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE