Thermal Conductivity of Reinforced Plastics at Cryogenic Temperatures

  • J. Hertz
  • J. F. Haskins
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 10)


The requirement for cryogenic propellants, such as liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen, liquid fluorine, and oxygen difluoride in current and proposed missiles, booster rockets, and space vehicles, has focused attention on the determination of properties of materials at extreme subzero temperatures. The need for thermal design data at cryogenic temperatures arises mostly from two fundamental requirements: (1) storage and containment of high-energy cryogens; and (2) direct exposure of space systems to the cryogenic conditions of a space environment.


Thermal Conductivity Cryogenic Temperature Void Content Liquid Hydrogen Nitrogen Environment 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Hertz
    • 1
  • J. F. Haskins
    • 1
  1. 1.General Dynamics/AstronauticsSan DiegoUSA

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