Accession Number:

AD0707340

Title:

The Effects of Size and Environment on the Uniaxial Compressive Breaking Strength of Glass, Alumina, and Pyroceram

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD BETHESDA United States

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Report Date:

1970-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The effects of size and environment on the uniaxial compressive breaking strength of glass, alumina, and pyroceram were investigated to establish realistic design criteria applicable to deep-depth hulls andor buoyancy systems of nonmetallic materials. The influence of specimen size diameters of 12, 1, and 1 12 in., test environment air, atmospheric sea water, and sea water at 10 ksi and strengthening level 50 and 100 ksi are discussed and tentative conclusions drawn on the basis of test results for a limited number of specimens. A rather complete description of the test procedure used is included in the Appendix to this report.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE