Much has been written on the subject of elastic strength of guns in the endeavor to make the subject perfectly clear, with the result that many books on the subject are filled with formulas. Lately the subject has been illustrated with geometrical diagrams quite as complicated as the formulas themselves, so that experts who examine them will probably find themselves wondering if, after all, they know anything about the question. It is thought that the subject may be presented in an elementary way without the use of many formulas, illustrating by numerical examples.
Elastic Strength of Guns
By Lieutenant J. H. Glennon, U.S.N.