The performance under high hydrostatic pressure of the most important deep submergence materials is covered by this paper. Special attention is given to materials with meaningful applications such as titanium, high strength steels and filament wound plastics for structures; buoyancy materials for use external to the pressure capsule and encapsulating materials for external machinery and components. Several novel approaches such as new techniques for welding and fabrication, methods for encapsulation and a new concept for deep submergence buoyancy systems are covered. The fabrication of high strength and exotic metals under field conditions is discussed in detail and several examples of innovative fabricating techniques are illustrated. The paper includes a look at the decade which follows and a prognosis of what can be expected from materials during this period.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Sorkin, G
    • Kallas, D H
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 79-84
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM