Accession Number : ADA307043

Title :   Composite-Reinforced Propellant Tanks.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE NY

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Lawrence D. ; Martin, Michael J. ; Aleck, Benjamin J. ; Landes, Robert

PDF Url : ADA307043

Report Date : FEB 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 214

Abstract : Design studies involving weight and cost were carried out for several structural concepts applicable to Space Shuttle disposable tankage. An effective design, a honeycomb stabilized pressure vessel, was chosen for test, and a test model was designed and fabricated.

Descriptors :   *ALUMINUM ALLOYS, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *SPACE SHUTTLES, *PROPELLANT TANKS, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, STRESS ANALYSIS, LOW COSTS, LAMINATES, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, STIFFENING, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), THERMAL EXPANSION, GLASS FIBERS, BUCKLING, PRESSURE VESSELS, TANKS(CONTAINERS), EPOXY COMPOSITES, DESIGN CRITERIA, BORON, FAILURE(MECHANICS), RIGIDITY, BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES, FLEXURAL PROPERTIES, ADHESIVES, AXIAL LOADS, POISSON RATIO, GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES, SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES, BENDING MOMENTS, DISPOSABLE EQUIPMENT, SPECIFIC GRAVITY, GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Fuels
      Rocket Propellants
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE