STP423

    Relation Between Testing and Performance of Structures for Deep Sea Vehicles

    Published: Jan 1967


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    Abstract

    Today there is increased military, commercial, and scientific interest in the use of deeper diving vehicles to explore, exploit, and transport at deep ocean depths. Stronger and more weight-efficient materials and structures are required for the pressure hulls of these vehicles. This paper discusses the balance between design-materials-fabricability and experimental verification. The various types of scaled model tests used to provide the required experimental verification are described. Model test results are compared with analytical predictions and full-scale prototype behavior. Submarine hull concepts and materials that may be necessary in the not-too-distant future are described. New concepts of simple specimen design and testing which may be required prior to utilization in model tests are also discussed.

    Keywords:

    testing, performance, deep sea vehicles, submarines, structures, models, shells (structural forms), cylindrical shells, spherical shells, hydrostatic tests


    Author Information:

    Allnutt, R. B.
    Head, Department of the Navy, Washington, D. C.,


    Paper ID: STP48444S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E28.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP48444S


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