Accession Number : AD0480151

Title :   DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF FIFTEEN GALLON PROPELLANT VESSELS FOR TANK STORABILITY PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun-30 Dec 65,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hucknall, Alfred ; Willis, J. G.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : This report presents the results of the design (Phase I) and manufacture (Phase II) of 15-gallon small scale tankage which will be used to explore material compatibility with specific storable propellants under actual long-term storage conditions. Typical stressed welded joints as used on full-scale vessels are included in the design. Tanks were fabricated from the following materials: Aluminum Alloys 2014-T6 and 6061-T6, Stainless Steel AM 350 SCT and Titanium Alloy 5 Al - 2.5 Sn. The storable propellants are 98% H2O2, N2O4, ClF3 and Compound A. A reliability analysis and prediction of MTBF is included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WELDING), (*PROPELLANT TANKS, LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS), (*MANUFACTURING, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, STAINLESS STEEL, TITANIUM ALLOYS, TIN ALLOYS, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, OXIDES, CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, HEAT TREATMENT, TETROXIDES, CORROSION RESISTANCE.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE