Accession Number:

AD0488995

Title:

HYDROGEN TANKAGE FOR HYPERSONIC CRUISE VEHICLES - PHASE 1

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jul 1964-Sep 1965 on Phase 1

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

336.0

Abstract:

This report on Hydrogen Tankage for Hypersonic Cruise Vehicles covers the design, fabrication and experimental verification of non-integral liquid hydrogen tankage systems applicable to manned aerospace vehicles. The design criteria, results of an optimization program, supporting test and evaluation work, and an experimental test program are summarized. Design studies covered structural materials and concepts, insulation systems and fuel system requirements. Supporting evaluations and test data on strain gages at -423 F and titanium sensitivity to hydrogen gas embrittlement are included. This work provides the basis for establishment of the design requirements of a large-scale tank to be designed, fabricated and proof tested and subjected to a simulated vehicle environment with programmed liquid hydrogen defueling.

Subject Categories:

  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE