AFRPL Connector Tests
Interim rept. 1 Mar-1 Nov 1967
AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDSAFB CA
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A family of threaded fittings was developed which would withstand the stringent operating conditions imposed on a fluid line connector by a liquid rocket. Qualification and verification testing of this connector family was conducted and the results evaluated in a program of the AFRPL. The tests include repeated assembly, thermal gradient, stress-reversal bending, and pressure impulse. Connectors which were tested and qualified were fabricated from type 347 CRES in the 14, 38, and 12 inch O.D. sizes. The complete family of connectors includes a 34 and 1 inch O.D. size. A complete test system was developed for qualifying and testing any threaded connector.
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Rocket Engines