Accession Number:

AD0628442

Title:

HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE TESTS OF CYLINDERS FABRICATED FROM HOLLOW-FILAMENT, GLASSREINFORCED PLASTIC,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C STRUCTURAL MECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Four pairs of unstiffened cylinders composed of filament-wound, glass-reinforced plastic were subjected to hydrostatic loading to determine the possible benefits to be gained through the use of hollow filaments. Three pairs had hollow-filaments with different ratios of inner diameter to outer diameter, 0.55, 0.57, and 0.62 and the remaining pair employed solid fibers. The results indicate that this hollow-filament material has excellent static strength-weight characteristics for deep-submergence applications. Before its feasibility can be fully established, however, further tests are needed, particular cyclic loading studies and tests involving models with structural details. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE