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Behavior of delaminated composite cylinders subject to hydrostatic pressure.

James G. Marshall
101 pp.
MITSG 89-16
$1 DOM

Composite materials have been increasingly employed in automobile, aerospace, and maritime industries over the past decade. One reason they have not been used as extensively as they might be for construction of deep-diving vessels is a lack of experience with composite ocean structures. This research attempts to quantify manufacturing defects and in-service impact loads on the critical load-bearing capacity of cylindrical pressure vessels subjected to external pressure.