Development of a Filament-Overwrapped Cryoformed Metal Pressure Vessel
ARDE INC MAHWAH NJ
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High performance ARDEFORM cryoformed 301 stainless steel glass fiber reinforced GFR vessels were demonstrated by room temperature tests of 13 12 in. diameter spheres. Ten 10 GFR spheres were delivered for NASA cryogenic testing and evaluation. Considerable weight saving can be realized. Tests verified that the performance of ARDEFORM spherical GFR vessels not only exceeded that of all metal construction, but also bettered previous GFR experimental results by 50. Further improved ARDEFORM GFR configurations have been identified. Achievement of full strength of fiber-glass in a spherical wrap pattern was again verified by tests. A low GFR vessel fabrication scrap factor of 13 was demonstrated in this development program.
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