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Thermal Performance of Tank Applied Multilayer Insulations

  • F. E. Ruccia
  • R. B. Hinckley
  • R. C. Reid
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 12)

Abstract

Multilayer insulations show considerable promise in reducing heat flow to stored cryogenic propellants from a space environment. The investigation reported in this paper was conducted to develop combinations of shields and spacers that produce the lowest heat flux for the lowest system weight as well as to develop the techniques of applying the system to tanks. In addition, a number of tests were performed with a calibrated helium gas leak on the underside of the insulation to simulate propellant-tank leaks in space.

Keywords

Heat Flux Thermal Performance Insulation System Cylindrical Section Solid Conduction 
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References

  1. 1.
    “Advanced Studies on Multi-Layer Insulation Systems,” A. D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, Report No. 67180–00–04, NASA CR-54929, Contract NAS3–6283 (June 1, 1966).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    E. Kennard, Kinetic Theory of Gases, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York (1938), pp. 315–318.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. E. Ruccia
    • 1
  • R. B. Hinckley
    • 1
  • R. C. Reid
    • 2
  1. 1.A. D. Little, Inc.CambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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