Accession Number : AD0859017

Title :   Maraging Steel Propellant Storability Test Tank.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 9 Oct 68-8 Aug 69,

Corporate Author : MARTIN MARIETTA AEROSPACE DENVER CO

Personal Author(s) : Caudill, Charles L. ; Kirlin, Ronald L.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This report summarizes the work performed in designing, fabricating, and acceptance testing small-scale storable propellant tanks. The design incorporates full-scale missile tank features and typical weld stresses. Fabrication and test procedures are based on simulated production tooling and on actual procedures and specifications used in the manufacture of production tankage. The tank design employs the use of Maraging Steel, Grade 200 material. This material has been evaluated and determined to be acceptable for short-term propellant storability testing using UDMH or N2O4. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STORABLE ROCKET PROPELLANTS, PROPELLANT TANKS), (*PROPELLANT TANKS, MANUFACTURING), RELIABILITY, MARAGING STEELS, EXPLOSIVE FORMING, INERT GAS WELDING, JIGS, MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE, STRESSES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, WELDS.

Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy
      Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE