Accession Number:

AD0686660

Title:

CONTROLLED DESTRUCTIVE TESTING OF PRESSURE VESSELS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-03

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Controlled destructive testing of shells or pressure vessels by the hydrostatic method discussed in this report provides a good means of analyzing the failure modes of these structures. The technique described allows a test to be halted at any point - even before permanent deformation has occurred. This technique also has merit for testing pressure vessels made of ceramic or other brittle material, where rupture normally reduces the vessel to a powder or to numerous small fragments. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE