Accession Number : AD0457080


Title :   STATUS AND PROJECTIONS OF DEVELOPMENTS IN HULL STRUCTURAL MATERIALS FOR DEEP OCEAN VEHICLES AND FIXED BOTTOM INSTALLATIONS (COLLECTION OF TOPICAL INPUT REPORTS TO PANEL III OF PROJECT SEABED).


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Pellini, W S


Report Date : 04 Nov 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 251


Abstract : A wide variety of hull structural materials may be expected to compete in the future of applications in both military submarines and deep-diving research vehicles. These include steels, titanium, aluminum, fiber-reinforced plastics, and glass. Additionally, composite construction incorporating different materiajs may be expected to be competitive. This report comprises a number of separate sections dealing with the state of the art and projections of feasible advances in the related processing and fabrication technologies. Similar dissertations are presented for ancillary materials such as hard sea water piping and buoyancy (syntactic) foams. A unique feature of these sections is represented by the use of 'Frame of Reference Charts' which provide a graphical summary of the broad spectrum of strength level and fabrication techniques that may be utilized for the construction f metal structures. This information is applicable also for the construction of fixed bottom installations -- of special interest in this respect is a section concerned with the utilization possibilities of concrete. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SUBMARINE HULLS , *HULLS(MARINE) , MATERIALS , NAVAL RESEARCH , STEEL , TITANIUM ALLOYS , ALUMINUM ALLOYS , GLASS TEXTILES , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , EPOXY RESINS , CONCRETE , BUOYANCY , PIPE FITTINGS , WELDING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE