DEVELOPMENT OF MECHANICAL FITTINGS. PHASE 1
Summary rept. 1 Apr-30 Nov 1962
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH
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Effort is presented to develop a family of improved lightweight mechanical fittings for service with rockets fluid systems under stringent environmental and operating conditions. The work consisted of 1 a review of the design and use of present fittings for missiles, 2 a review of candidate materials for the required operating conditions, 3 the establishment of recommended classifications for improved fittings, and 4 the development of preliminary design concepts for the proposed classifications. Three major conclusions were drawn from Phase I 1 the reconnectable union should be either threaded or flanged, 2 the connection between the tube and the fitting should be permanent joint made independent of the seal mechanism or the reconnectable union, and 3 three sealing methods show promise of being developed for the improved fittings.
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment