Fabrication of toroidal composite pressure vessels. Final report

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A method for fabricating composite pressure vessels having toroidal geometry was evaluated. Eight units were fabricated using fibrous graphite material wrapped over a thin-walled aluminum liner. The material was wrapped using a machine designed for wrapping, the graphite material was impregnated with an epoxy resin that was subsequently thermally cured. The units were fabricated using various winding patterns. They were hydrostatically tested to determine their performance. The method of fabrication was demonstrated. However, the improvement in performance to weight ratio over that obtainable by an all metal vessel probably does not justify the extra cost of fabrication.

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Dodge, W.G. & Escalona, A. November 24, 1996.

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A method for fabricating composite pressure vessels having toroidal geometry was evaluated. Eight units were fabricated using fibrous graphite material wrapped over a thin-walled aluminum liner. The material was wrapped using a machine designed for wrapping, the graphite material was impregnated with an epoxy resin that was subsequently thermally cured. The units were fabricated using various winding patterns. They were hydrostatically tested to determine their performance. The method of fabrication was demonstrated. However, the improvement in performance to weight ratio over that obtainable by an all metal vessel probably does not justify the extra cost of fabrication.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97008099

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  • Other Information: PBD: 24 Nov 1996

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  • Other: DE97008099
  • Report No.: Y/AMT--416
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OS21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/505724 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 505724
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc694568

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Dodge, W.G. & Escalona, A. Fabrication of toroidal composite pressure vessels. Final report, report, November 24, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc694568/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.