Pressure Vessel

This part is a pressure vessel for a submersible application. The picture on the left shows the outside surface of the Resin Transfer Molded Tube with bonded end fittings.  The part is required to withstand high external pressures from deep ocean submersion  To achieve the necessary strength, the parts fiber architecture was designed out of high modulus carbon fiber braided and resin transfer molded to high tolerances.   Fabricating using this method allows for precise fiber orientation and volume fractions.  Composite reinforcing rings were fabricated and bonded internally as pictured in the image on the right