Accession Number:

AD0706223

Title:

MASSIVE GLASS AS A NAVAL-STRUCTURAL MATERIAL

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

Massive glass has potential as a structural materiel for a variety of high efficiency, deep ocean applications. However, neither the existing data on massive glass nor current industrial production capability are adequate for the task. This is especially true in producing a man-rated glass pressure hull by a target date of 1980. The application of glass as a structural material for deep submergence was reviewed and evaluated in the report. Specific areas of glass technology requiring research, development, testing and evaluation effort are described. A structural design scale-up program using models and full-size pressure hulls is suggested. Concurrent materials studies, design evaluation programs, and production development are recommended. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE