Composite Cylindrical Pressure Vessels Related to Gun Tubes. Part II. Minimum Weight Design.
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The objective of this study is to determine theoretically, the dimensions of a composite gun tube consisting of a steel liner and a composite jacket made of steel filaments embedded into an epoxy matrix when subjected to an internal pressure. The economic success of these tubes when compared with conventional tubes is investigated. The dimensions of the composite tube are optimized for minimum weight with the restriction that the applied stresses in both liner and jacket does not exceed stress levels determined by a yielding criterion. The economic success is obtained by considering the various factors which determine the tubes cost and the relationship between the tubes weight, performance, and cost. Author, modified-PL
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