Accession Number:

ADA310567

Title:

Investigation of Thin Films as Floating Liners for Fiber-Glass Cryogenic Propellant Tanks.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The use of filament-wound fiber-glass liquid-hydrogen propellant tank structures should result in a considerable weight savings providing that a suitable internal liner can be developed. This report investigates the use of free-floating liners not bonded to the inner surface of the filament-wound shell. A theoretical analysis and experimental study on laminated Mylar, Teflon, and aluminum-Mylar liners showed that upon tank pressurization at liquid-hydrogen temperatures, plastic liners fabricated to the internal dimensions of the filament-wound structure would fail in tension before the burst pressure of the filament-wound shell was approached.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE