Accession Number:

AD0854131

Title:

Design and Development of Storable Propellant Tanks

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 1968-1 Mar 1969

Corporate Author:

THIOKOL CHEMICAL CORP DENVILLE NJ REACTION MOTORS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The report describes the results of a program to design, evaluate and deliver full scale, flight-weight positive expulsion propellant tank systems for inclusion in the storability program. The cylindrical design is comprised of a maraging steel 250 grade outer shell inside of which is installed an all- aluminum rolling diaphragm positive expulsion system. All materials of construction are compatible with N2O4 for long term storage. A test phase was conducted, consisting of a successful hot gas expulsion test to demonstrate the design under operational environments, followed by fabrication and delivery of units for inclusion in the storability program.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Plastics
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE