Massive glass has potential as a structural material for a variety of high efficiency, deep ocean applications. However, neither the existing data on massive glass nor current industrial production capability are adequate for the task. This is especially true in producing a man-rated glass pressure hull by a target date of 1980. The application of glass as a structural material for deep submergence has been reviewed and evaluated in this report. Specific areas of glass technology requiring research, development, testing and evaluation effort are described. A structural design scale-up program using models and full-size pressure hulls is suggested. Concurrent materials studies, design evaluation programs, and production development are recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Materials Advisory Board

    2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Materials Advisory Board
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMAB-262
  • Contract Numbers: DA-49-083OSA-3131
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1974 12:00AM