Accession Number:

AD0408278

Title:

EVALUATION OF HIGH-STRENGTH LIGHTWEIGHT LAMINATED PRESSURE VESSELS OF LAP-JOINT CONSTRUCTION

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 5, 1 Jan-31 Mar 1963

Corporate Author:

REPUBLIC AVIATION CORP FARMINGDALE NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

Five pressure vessels were assembled and tested to failure. They were fabricated of three nominal thicknesses of material, 0.025-, 0.040-, and 0.064-in.-thick maraging steel, An analysis of the results of these tests indicated the feasibility of the lightweight laminated pressure vessels of lap-joint design and showed the difficulty of demonstrating a reproducible confidence level with reusable header closures that had sustained some deformation during hydrostatic tests to high-energy levels.

Subject Categories:

  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE