Accession Number:

AD0263874

Title:

FABRICATION OF LARGE DIAMETER TITANIUM PRESSURE VESSELS BY THE SPIRAL WRAP METHOD

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Corporate Author:

INGERSOLL KALAMAZOO DIV BORG-WARNER CORP

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Report Date:

1961-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A portion of the second series of 18 steel tubular specimens were fabricated and tested. The 9 specimens to be used for aging tests and the control specimen for that series were completed and hydrostatically inspected at a proof pressure which would give a strength to density ratio of one million in the tube section. The changes in manufacturing techniques and tooling to make this possible are reviewed. An inspection technique is discussed which may lead to a non-destructive method of determining the structural soundness of a helically wound tube. A review of the engineering, tooling design and material evaluation leading to the fabrication of 20 and 40-inch diameter specimens is presented. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE