Accession Number:

AD0259737

Title:

REINFORCED PLASTICS AS MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION FOR EXTERNAL PRESSURE VESSELS

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1961-02-14

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

IT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED THAT MINE CASES AND OTHER UNDERWATER STRUCTURES CAN BE DESIGNED AND FABRICATED FROM GLASS FABRIC REINFORCED PLASTICS MATERIALS. These structures will be nonmagnetic and nonconductive. They will be light in weightAND NOT REQUIRE THE USE OF MATERIALS IN HIGHLY CRITICAL SUPPLY. From the performance standpoint, such structures will resist all the static and dynamic hydrostatic loadings required of a mine case. They will resist mooring pressures for over a years time. They can be submitted to countermining conditions without loss of strength. They can be fabricated from materials which will meet all the permanence requirements of long-term storage. In summary, reinforced plastics may be considered as acceptable materials of construction for underwater primary structures. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE