PRESSURE TEST OF ONE-SIXTEENTH SCALE "ALUMINAUT" MODEL
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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A pressure test of a one-sixteenth scale model of the ALUMINAUT was run to determine the collapse depth and to measure stresses at critical locations. The model test indicated that the collapse depth of the ALUMINAUT is about 23,000 ft. Strain gages on the forward hemisphere showed that plastic deformation would occur in the region around the central window at a depth between 15,000 ft. and 16,000 ft.
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