An experimental and theoretical investigation of leakage through fatigue indiced cracks in cylindrical test vessels was conducted. Test vessels were constructed from two aluminum alloys and 9% nickel steel. Experimental and theoretical leak rate vs pressure curves are presented and compared. The generally higher values of leak rate predicted by the theory are explained on the basis of the observed crack geometry. Recommendations are made for predicting leakage through fatigue cracks in tanks.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Versar Incorporated

    6850 Varsar Center
    Springfield, VA  United States  22151

    Maritime Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Davies, L G
    • Durfee, R L
    • Fourney, W
    • Gift, R D
  • Publication Date: 1974-5-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM