Accession Number:

ADA136104

Title:

Behavior of Pressurized Cylinders with Multiple Internal Cracks

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WATERVLIET NY LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Thick-walled cylinders containing more than one internal crack are compared with one containing a single crack. Their crack growth and strain behavior show that one of the cracks becomes dominant and controls the failure. Monitoring the circumferential strain over the dominant crack gives an indication of when failure is imminent.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE