IMPLOSIONS IN PRESSURE VESSELS, EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
Final rept. Jul 1965-Jun 1966
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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Pressure vessels were subjected to implosion-generated hydrodynamic pressuresimpulses. The experimental results indicate the hydrodynamic pressure and the dynamic response of the pressure vessel vary, depending upon 1 model size, 2 implosion pressure, andor 3 distance from implosion graphs showing these relationships are presented. Implosion pressures up to 19,000-psi were obtained. The higher implosion pressures occurred in the 20,000 psi pressure vessel and caused damage to O-rings and mounting facilities inside the pressure vessel, and loosened pipe connections from the top cover plug. High-speed motion pictures showed that the collapse of air cavities was generally asymmetric and inconsistent. The critical model sizes for maximum pressure drop or energy release in pressure vessels were determined. The effects of implosion on pressure vessels can be reduced greatly by filling the test sphere with water.
- Marine Engineering
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