Lightweight Composite Feedlines for Future Launchers
Netz, P. and Rolfes, R. (1999) Lightweight Composite Feedlines for Future Launchers. In: European Conference on Spacekraft Structures, Materials and Mechanical Testing, SP 428, pp. 81-87. ESA Publication Division. European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Mechanical Testing, Braunschweig, 4.-6.11.1998. ISBN 92-9092-712-7.
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This paper presents the results of an investigation of lightweight cryogenic propellant tubes, so-called Composite Feedlines, which was carried out for ESA/ESTEC as part of the Future European Space Transportation Investigation Programme (FESTIP). The project was performed in co-operation with Steyr-Daimler-Puch (SPD). The objective of the study was to develop a design for Composite Feedlines, to demonstrate the feasibility and to estimate the weight saving potential. A hybrid configuration was chosen with a metallic liner inside and a composite cylinder outside. The composite cylinder provides some thermal insulation and prevents damage from the thin-walled liner, which transport the propellant. Under operating conditions the Composite Feedlines will be used at cryogenic temperature and under a constant pressure of 7 bar. The design process came up with two configurations, one with carbon fibres in an epoxy resin, the other one with aramid / carbon fibres in an epoxy resin. Both configurations were manufactured and tested.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||LIDO-Berichtsjahr=1999, monograph_id=SM98-026/212,|
|Title:||Lightweight Composite Feedlines for Future Launchers|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Conference on Spacekraft Structures, Materials and Mechanical Testing|
|Page Range:||pp. 81-87|
|Publisher:||ESA Publication Division|
|Event Title:||European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Mechanical Testing, Braunschweig, 4.-6.11.1998|
|Organizer:||CNES, DLR, ESA|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W RP - Raumtransport|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W RP - Raumtransport|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Institut für Strukturmechanik|
|Deposited By:||Sibylle Wolff|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 15:38|
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