In this paper, we present experimental results of tests performed on composite containment vessels. The experimental observations of dynamic response of glass fiber composite vessels and carbon fiber composite vessels are compared, in which the carbon fiber composite vessels demonstrate better performance than that of glass fiber composite vessels. The study on the failure of composite vessels is also presented, in which it is found that failure modes of glass fiber composite vessels and carbon fiber composite vessels are different. The current study may contribute to the further understanding on the design and application of composite containment vessels.

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