Accession Number:

AD0686316

Title:

THE CONSTRUCTION OF GENERATRICES FOR PRESSURE VESSEL DOME CLOSURES WITH VARIABLE HOOP TO MERIDIONAL FORCE RATIOS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-03-27

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

Generatrices have been developed to vary the hoop and meridional forces in a pressurized membrane shell. Generatrix coordinates are shown for constant 0, 0.2, 0.5, 0.8, 1.2 or varying force ratios. Possible applications of this study include 1 bulkhead designs to reduce vehicle length and weight, 2 shapes for filament-wound end closures, and 3 shapes to take advantage of non-isotropic materials. Domes should be constructed and tested for verification. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE