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Analysis and design of insulation systems for LH2-fueled aircraftAn analytical program was conducted to evaluate the performance of 15 potential insulations for the fuel tanks of a subsonic LH2-fueled transport aircraft intended for airline service in the 1990-1995 time period. As a result, two candidate insulation systems are proposed for subsonic transport aircraft applications. Both candidates are judged to be the optimum available and should meet the design requirements. However, because of the long-life cyclic nature of the application and the cost sensitivity of airline operations, an experimental tank/insulation development or proof-of-concept program is recommended. This program should be carried out with a nearly full-scale system which would be subjected to the cyclic thermal and mechanical inputs anticipated in aircraft service.
Document ID
19800053177
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Cunnington, G. R., Jr. (Lockheed Research Laboratories Palo Alto, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Meeting Information
Hydrogen in air transportation(Stuttgart)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS1-14614
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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