Accession Number : AD0463006


Title :   PHOTOELASTIC STRESS ANALYSIS OF THICK-WALLED CLOSED-END CYLINDERS.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL NY


Personal Author(s) : MacLaughlin, Thomas F


Report Date : Mar 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : A three-dimensional photoelastic stress analysik was conducted on six thick-walled closed-end cylinders subjected to internal pressure loading. The cylinders were approximately similar in design to the breech chamber of a large caliber tank weapon. Maximum octahedral shear stresses were determined in the side wall-end wal juncture of essentially flat-ended cylinders (similar to the actual weapon component) and in hemisphericallyended cylinders. The purpose of the study was to learn more about the stresses in the closed end of the cylinder so that future components of this type may be designed more efficiently with regard to stress and weight. (Author)


Descriptors :   *GUN BARRELS , SIMULATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE