Future deep-sea operations by the Navy and others will necessitate the development of materials with properties superior to those currently available. One candidate for deep-submergence uses is glass because of a number of favorable properties such as potential high strength-to-weight ratio, transparency, and corrosion resistance. However, before glass can be fully utilized as a deep-sea structural material, additional information will be needed on its physical properties. This report contains fourteen recommendations for research on physical and mechanical properties that define the most important areas in which more understanding is needed. Topics covered are strength, means of strengthening, structure, dynamic processes, glass ceramics, and fundamental phenomena. The recommendations are justified in a summary of available knowledge covering: strength of glass, chemical strengthening, other methods of strengthening, transport properties, structure, vibrational properties, and glass ceramics. Many of the recommendations of this report are essential to an understanding of the vitreous state and as such have application in fields other than structural glass.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Office of Naval Research.
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    National Materials Advisory Board

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  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Materials Advisory Board
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMAB-261
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67A-0244-0009
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1974 12:00AM