Alumina Ceramic; A Cost Effective Replacement for Titanium in Deep Submergence Pressure Housings
NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA
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Alumina ceramics high compressive strength and modulus of elasticity, coupled with its low density make it feasible to routinely fabricate cylindrical pressure housings with O.5 weightdisplacement ratios for 20,000 ft 6100m service. This compares favorably to optimally designed titanium cylindrical housings with 0.86 weightdisplacement ratio. This presentation, by J.D. Stachiw, describes past experiences with glass and ceramic pressure housings and presents NCCOSC ceramic housing program objectives, approach, findings, and applications Ceramic, External pressure housing, Ocean engineering.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Submarine Engineering