Accession Number:

AD0436845

Title:

DETERMINATION OF THE SHAPE OF A FREE BALLOON. THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL MILLS INC ST PAUL MN ELECTRONICS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

A survey is presented of the literature on thin, flexible, pressure vessels. Equations for the stresses in an axi-symmetric balloon are determined. The equations are then rearranged to be most suitable for computation of shape. Derivation of the balloon design parameter sigma is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE