Progress Report: Pressure Vessel Burst Test Study
GPS TECHNOLOGIES INC TITUSVILLE FL
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A 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. Prior papers1, 2, 3,and 4 on this USAFNASA program have been presented to AIAA, to JANNAF, to the NASA Pressure Systems Seminar and to a DOD Explosives Safety Board subcommittee meeting. One Vessel has been burst with water pressure and eighteen with pneumatic pressure. All of the planned testing has been completed with the last test series having been completed in November 1993. The tests were designed to have a predetermined burst geometry and pressure level to study burst characteristics in an instrumented arena. Data trends for experiments are presented. The paper presents results from the last test series which were not available earlier and compares all the pneumatic burst test results.
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment