STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF A TITANIUM. OCEANOGRAPHIC VEHICLE FOR OPERATING DEPTHS OF 15,000 TO 20,000 FEET
DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DC
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This report presents the structural development of a titanium oceanographic vehicle capable of operating at depths of 15,000 to 20,000 ft. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of current titanium technology in the construction of the vehicle. To assist in the development, four titanium models were designed, fabricated according to feasible full-scale techniques, and tested to failure under external hydrostatic pressure. Based on the test results, estimates are made of the ratio of weight to displacement required for titanium pressure hulls with collapse depths to 30,000 ft. The need to fabricate full-scale trial manufacturing sections to definitely establish feasibility is emphasized.
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