Generic Ordnance Ramjet Engine (GORJE) Fuel Tank
Final rept. Jul 1974-Jan 1976
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP SUNNYVALE CA CHEMICAL SYSTEMS DIV
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This report discusses the design, analysis, fabrication, testing, and delivery of positive expulsion fuel tank assemblies for the generic ordnance ramjet engine GORJE. The program was conducted in two phases Phase I Task I encompassed the design and analysis of a tank assembly satisfying the basic GORJE requirements. This assembly consisted of a 4130 steel tank with a reinforced elastomeric positive expulsion bladder that contains the ramjet fuel and collapses around a central collector pipe that houses the fuel delivery gas generator and flow control valve. Phase I Task II involved the fabrication and test of one ground test tank with a spare collector pipe and six expulsion bladders. This ground test tank was delivered to NWC for testing purposes. Phase II involved the fabrication, checkout, and delivery of four flight test units to NWC for use in the GORJE flight test program. This program was concluded with a detailed manufacturing cost analysis of the tank assembly in quantities up to 2, 000 units.
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