Pressure Vessel Burst Test Program
Progress paper no. 2
GENERAL PHYSICS CORP KENNEDY SPACE CENTER FL SPACE COAST OFFICE
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An updated progress report is provided on a program developed to study through test and analysis, the characteristics of blast waves and fragmentation generated by ruptured gas filled pressure vessels. The initial paper on this USAFNASAGeneral Physics program was presented to the AIAA in July 1990. Since the initial paper, several pressure vessels have been burst characteristics and utilized a well instrumented arena. Data trends for current experiments are presented. This paper is the second progress report on the program and addresses 1 a brief review of current methods for assessing vessel safety and burst parameters, 2 a review of pneumatic burst testing operations and testing results, including a comparison to current methods for burst assessment and 3 a review of the basis for the current test program including planned testing.
- Containers and Packaging
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods