Some Aspects of the Design of Airborne Pressure Vessels for Low Temperature Applications
The increasing size and use of rocket power plants in aircraft which require large volumes of fuel under pressure have made the pressure vessels to contain these fuels an important structural component. This paper discusses some of the problems associated with obtaining satisfactory and reliable pressure vessels of minimum weight, including those attributable to low temperature fuels at temperatures of -300°F or lower. Views toward achieving this desired result by means of material selection, design detail and acceptance testing are also presented.
KeywordsFatigue Strength Pressure Vessel Spot Weld Biaxial Loading Fillet Weld
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