Applicability of CFRP materials to the cryogenic propellant tank for reusable launch vehicle (RLV)

Y. Morino, T. Shimoda, T. Morimoto, T. Ishikawa, T. Aoki

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It is essential to utilize carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) for main structural materials of cryogenic propellant tanks in order to realize the drastic weight reduction needed for efficient reusable space transportation systems. Recently developed toughened CFRP materials. which are expected to show good cryogenic properties, are considered promising candidates for these kinds of applications. The present study investigates cryogenic properties of candidate materials and structural elements, including Y-joint structural models. 300 mm diameter filament wound tank and 600 mm diameter lay up tanks were fabricated and tested. Based on these experimental data, the feasibility of a CFRP cryogenic tank is discussed and future research tasks are proposed. This research is being conducted under the cooperation contract between NASDA and NAL.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)339-347
ページ数9
ジャーナルAdvanced Composite Materials: The Official Journal of the Japan Society of Composite Materials
10
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2001
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • セラミックおよび複合材料

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