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STAINLESS-STEEL-LINED, GLASS-FILAMENT-WOUND TANKS FOR PROPELLANT STORAGE
AEROJET-GENERAL CORP AZUSA CA FUELS AND COMBUSTION RESEARCH DEPT
This work was undertaken to provide information on the design and fabrication of metal-lined, filament-wound, storable-propellant tanks and to conduct static and dynamic tests to validate the recommended materials and fabrication techniques. A computer study was used in designing the head contours for the tanks to achieve maximum compatibility between the strains in the liner and the glass-filament overwrap. The head sections were reinforced with cap-type doilies. Four 12-in.-dia by 38.68-in.-long tanks were fabricated with the same materials and processing techniques as those used under Contract AF 33616- 1671, in which their feasibility was demonstrated. Hydroburst, pressure-fatigue, and environmental-storage tests were satisfactorily conducted. They demonstrated that the metal-lined filament-wound tanks had the design burst strength, and that they can tolerate the pressure cycling and sustained loading required of storable-propellant tankage.
Technical rept. Jan-Jul 1966
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