Accession Number:

ADB210445

Title:

Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Metallic Tanks for Cryogenic Service

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AEROJET-GENERAL CORP AZUSA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

315.0

Abstract:

Advantages of and design requirements for a load-bearing metal shell with an overwrapped glass-filament shell for high-pressure-fluid storage were investigated analytically and experimentally. Glass-fiber-reinforced metal tanks were fabricated and tested they successfully met design objectives in cyclic fatigue and burst tests in the 75 to -423 deg F range, and should be considered for application to aerospace systems. The testing 1 confirmed the results of a parametric study of the vessels, 2 revealed that no degradation in tank strength resulted from cyclic-fatigue and sustained-loading tests at 75, -320, and -423 deg F, and 3 established that vessel strength increased about 25 at cryogenic temperatures.

Subject Categories:

  • Research and Experimental Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE