Accession Number:

ADA270438

Title:

Graphite-Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Hull Mod 2 for the Advanced Unmanned Search System Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

232.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the fabrication and testing of the AUSS Mod 2 cylindrical pressure hull with a 30.75-inch outer diameter X 25.75-inch diameter X 65.0-inch length that successfully met the 20,000-foot design depth requirement of the AUSS vehicle. The AUSS Mod 2 pressure-hull assembly, consisting of a wet-wound graphite-fiber epoxy composite cylinder capped with adhesive-bonded titanium coupling rings, and closed off with titanium hemispherical bulkheads has a weight-to-displacement ratio of 0.58. The pressure-hull assembly provides the AUSS vehicle with a 950-lb positive buoyancy. Weight-to-displacement ratio, Wet winding, Graphite-fiber-reinforced plastic, Glass fiber reinforced plastic.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE