Accession Number : AD0255443

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Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date : MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A metallurgical and strctual design study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using be for storable liquid propellant rocket tankage in the near future. Only those sizes, shapes and properties of Be that are presently obtainable or that are anticipated to be obtainable in the near future were considered in the design study. Ninety tanks were analyzed to study the relationship of volume, pressure, payload, and material on the weight of tankage. Be used as a tank material was compared to 301 stainless steel, AM355 CRT stainless steel, AllOAT Ti alloy, and 5086-H34 Al alloy. beryllium's use in bukheads capable of withstanding negative pressure was investigated, several types of construction and the effects of varying the negative pressure. The resuls of the weight comparisons on tankage, bulkheads and adapters are presented in tables and graphs. The study includes sketches of a typical beryllium tank design and a compressive intermediate bulkhead. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BERYLLIUM, *FUEL TANKS, *LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, *STORAGE TANKS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, CORROSION, DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, MATERIALS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, STAINLESS STEEL, THEORY, TITANIUM ALLOYS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE