Design and Development of Storable Propellant Tanks
Final rept. 1 May 1968-1 Mar 1969
THIOKOL CHEMICAL CORP DENVILLE NJ REACTION MOTORS DIV
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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.
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Liquid Rocket Propellants