Accession Number:

ADA310570

Title:

Evaluation of a Subscale Internally Insulated Fiber-Glass Propellant Tank for Liquid Hydrogen.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The use of fiber-glass-reinforced plastics as a structural material, in conjunction with internally located foam insulation for liquid-hydrogen propellant tanks, was investigated by designing, fabricating, and experimentally evaluating a subscale tank. The tank consisted of three main components a structural shell of filament-wound fiber glass, an internal insulation system of polyurethane foam encapsulated in a vacuum-tight jacket of aluminum-Mylar-aluminum foil laminate, and an impermeable liner of the same laminate. Liquid-hydrogen boiloff tests were used to determine the thermal performance and pressure-cycling tests were used to evaluate structural performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE