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ANSI/AIAA S-081A, Pressure Vessel Standards Implementation GuidelinesThe stress rupture specification for Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPV) is discussed. The composite shell of the COPV shall be designed to meet the design life considering the time it is under sustained load. A Mechcanical Damage Control Plan (MDCP) shall be created and implemented that assures the COPV will not fail due to mechanical damage due to manufacturing, testing, shipping, installation, or flight. Proven processes and procedures for fabrication and repair shall be used to preclude damage or material degradation during material processing, manufacturing operations, and refurbushment.Selected NDI techniques for the liner and/or boss(es) shall be performed before overwrapping with composite. When visual inspection reveals mechanical damage or defects exceeding manufacturing specification levels (and standard repair procedures), the damaged COPV shall be submitted to a material review board (MRB) for disposition. Every COPV shall be subjected to visual and other non-destructive inspection (NDI), per the inspection plan.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Greene, Nathanael J.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
August 6, 2009
Subject Category
Composite Materials
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference: ANSI/AIAA S-081A, Pressure Vessel Standards Implementation Guidelines
Location: Denver, CO
Country: United States
Start Date: August 6, 2009
End Date: August 7, 2009
Sponsors: American National Standards Inst., American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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