Accession Number:

AD0614421

Title:

MATERIALS SURVEY FOR THE RESCUE AND SEARCH VEHICLES OF THE DEEP-SUBMERGENCE SYSTEMS PROJECT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DC STRUCTURAL MECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Factors influencing the selection of materials for the pressure hulls of vehicles for the Deep Submergence Systems Project are presented. Aluminum, steels, and titanium are discussed with respect to such properties as chemistry, strength, fatigue, toughness, and corrosion. The suitability of these materials from a fabrication standpoint is also explored. It is concluded that 721-titanium alloy appears to be the best candidate for the pressure hulls of deep-submergence vehicles where high-strength low-weight characteristics are required.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE