Accession Number : AD0428905


Title :   SOLID GLASS AND CERAMIC EXTERNAL-PRESSURE VESSELS


Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV STATE COLLEGE ORDNANCE RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : Stachiw, J D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/428905.pdf


Report Date : 15 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : SOLID glass or ceramic hulls provide the maximum buoyancy and internal useful volume for underwater vehicles. This material displays low creep characteristics and withstands external pressure cycling and mild underwater dynamic pressures. Scratches on the exterior surfaces do not decrease appreciably the compressive and elastic strength of such vessels when exposed to either static or cycling pressure. Connectors have been devised that enable glass cylinders to be joined into a monolithic structure that is resistant to both pressure and flexure.


Descriptors :   *CERAMIC MATERIALS , *GLASS , ALUMINUM ALLOYS , ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS , BRITTLENESS , COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES , CREEP , DEFLECTION , ELASTIC PROPERTIES , FATIGUE(MECHANICS) , HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE , IMPACT SHOCK , JOINTS , MODEL TESTS , OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS , OXIDES , PRESSURE , PRESSURE VESSELS , PROTECTIVE TREATMENTS , SHOCK RESISTANCE , STRAIN(MECHANICS) , UNDERWATER , UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS , WEIGHT


Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE