Perspective in basic research activities on cryogenic composite tanks for RLV in Japan

Takashi Ishikawa, Takahira Aoki, Yoshiki Morino

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Wide application of composite materials is one of the major technical challenges for dramatic reduction of structural weight of the planned reusable launch vehicles (RLV). Propellant tanks are the dominating structural components of the vehicle structure and thus the application of carbon fiber/Epoxy (or other resin) composites to these components is one of the most promising but challenging technologies for achieving the goal of weight reduction. The overview of current activities on basic research related to the application of CFRP to cryogenic propellant tanks in Japan is given. These research projects indicate that the load-carrying performance of the state-of-the-art material systems is at the sufficient level to be used in the CFRP tanks, leaving the problems related to permeability, durability and fabrication yet to be extensively investigated. The preliminary evaluations of thermal insulation materials and adhesive materials are also under way at NASDA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition - Albuquerque, NM
Duration: 2001 Aug 282001 Aug 30

Other

OtherAIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period01/8/2801/8/30

Fingerprint

reusable launch vehicles
Launch vehicles
propellant tanks
Cryogenics
cryogenics
carbon fiber reinforced plastics
Japan
Carbon fiber reinforced plastics
Propellants
composite materials
Composite materials
structural weight
weight reduction
thermal insulation
research projects
Thermal insulation
carbon fibers
durability
resins
adhesives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

Cite this

Ishikawa, T., Aoki, T., & Morino, Y. (2001). Perspective in basic research activities on cryogenic composite tanks for RLV in Japan. In AIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition

Perspective in basic research activities on cryogenic composite tanks for RLV in Japan. / Ishikawa, Takashi; Aoki, Takahira; Morino, Yoshiki.

AIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition. 2001.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ishikawa, T, Aoki, T & Morino, Y 2001, Perspective in basic research activities on cryogenic composite tanks for RLV in Japan. in AIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition. AIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition, Albuquerque, NM, 01/8/28.
Ishikawa T, Aoki T, Morino Y. Perspective in basic research activities on cryogenic composite tanks for RLV in Japan. In AIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition. 2001
Ishikawa, Takashi ; Aoki, Takahira ; Morino, Yoshiki. / Perspective in basic research activities on cryogenic composite tanks for RLV in Japan. AIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition. 2001.
@inproceedings{cd94b80344d74eb1b4455dcbc6e1c980,
title = "Perspective in basic research activities on cryogenic composite tanks for RLV in Japan",
abstract = "Wide application of composite materials is one of the major technical challenges for dramatic reduction of structural weight of the planned reusable launch vehicles (RLV). Propellant tanks are the dominating structural components of the vehicle structure and thus the application of carbon fiber/Epoxy (or other resin) composites to these components is one of the most promising but challenging technologies for achieving the goal of weight reduction. The overview of current activities on basic research related to the application of CFRP to cryogenic propellant tanks in Japan is given. These research projects indicate that the load-carrying performance of the state-of-the-art material systems is at the sufficient level to be used in the CFRP tanks, leaving the problems related to permeability, durability and fabrication yet to be extensively investigated. The preliminary evaluations of thermal insulation materials and adhesive materials are also under way at NASDA.",
author = "Takashi Ishikawa and Takahira Aoki and Yoshiki Morino",
year = "2001",
language = "English",
booktitle = "AIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Perspective in basic research activities on cryogenic composite tanks for RLV in Japan

AU - Ishikawa, Takashi

AU - Aoki, Takahira

AU - Morino, Yoshiki

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - Wide application of composite materials is one of the major technical challenges for dramatic reduction of structural weight of the planned reusable launch vehicles (RLV). Propellant tanks are the dominating structural components of the vehicle structure and thus the application of carbon fiber/Epoxy (or other resin) composites to these components is one of the most promising but challenging technologies for achieving the goal of weight reduction. The overview of current activities on basic research related to the application of CFRP to cryogenic propellant tanks in Japan is given. These research projects indicate that the load-carrying performance of the state-of-the-art material systems is at the sufficient level to be used in the CFRP tanks, leaving the problems related to permeability, durability and fabrication yet to be extensively investigated. The preliminary evaluations of thermal insulation materials and adhesive materials are also under way at NASDA.

AB - Wide application of composite materials is one of the major technical challenges for dramatic reduction of structural weight of the planned reusable launch vehicles (RLV). Propellant tanks are the dominating structural components of the vehicle structure and thus the application of carbon fiber/Epoxy (or other resin) composites to these components is one of the most promising but challenging technologies for achieving the goal of weight reduction. The overview of current activities on basic research related to the application of CFRP to cryogenic propellant tanks in Japan is given. These research projects indicate that the load-carrying performance of the state-of-the-art material systems is at the sufficient level to be used in the CFRP tanks, leaving the problems related to permeability, durability and fabrication yet to be extensively investigated. The preliminary evaluations of thermal insulation materials and adhesive materials are also under way at NASDA.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84894304823&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84894304823&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84894304823

BT - AIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition

ER -