Accession Number : AD0430839


Title :   STRESS ANALYSIS OF EXISTING TC13 STEAM ACCUMULATORS,


Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR TEST FACILITY LAKEHURST N J SHIP INSTALLATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Brice,C Carroll


Report Date : 09 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 148


Abstract : This stress nalysis was prepared for the purpose of determining the safe fatigue life of the existing TC13 steam accumulators and of establishing a set of test-site operating procedures. Cracks were found at various locations on the inner surfaces of the steam accumulators which have been in use since 1958 at the U. S. Naval Air Test Facility (Ship Installations) (NATF(SI)). These cracks, if not repaired, may propagate and cause the vessel to rupture. The cracking phenomenon is, therefore, extremely hazardous. (Author)


Descriptors :   *CATAPULTS , STEAM , PRESSURE VESSELS , LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE) , EXHAUST NOZZLES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , NAVAL AIRCRAFT , TEST FACILITIES , LAUNCHING , AIRCRAFT


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