RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN PRESSURE HULL STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS FOR HYDROSPACE VEHICLES
DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DC
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A number of research organizations have been playing a key role in developing the structures and materials technologies required for designing and fabricating the pressure hulls, a controlling factor, of these deep-submergence vehicles. This paper summarizes some significant theoretical and experimental findings, and their application, which have resulted from research and development efforts during the past several years. Specifically, recent developments in shell-like structures, e.g., cylindrical, spherical, and spheroidal, and the impact of new hull materials on structural concepts and design are discussed.
- Marine Engineering