Jacob, S and Kasthurirengan, S and Karunanithi, R (1993) Concentric tubular support design for cryogenic tanks. In: Space Cryogenics Workshop, 16 June 1992, Munich, Germany, pp. 435-437.
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One of the critical factors in the design of a cryogenic tank is the method of suspending the inner vessel within the outer vessel. A thermally inferior suspension system can nullify the effect of using high performance thermal insulation. The authors describe a new design of support system in which the central suspension rod is under tensile stress while the concentric tubular support is subjected to compressive stress due to acceleration loads. The design not only provides a long thermal conduction path, but also eliminates thermal contraction stresses, while allowing marginal assembly misalignments.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Butterworth - Heinemann Ltd.|
|Keywords:||Suspension systems;Cryogenic tanks;Thermal properties|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Cryogenic Technology|
|Date Deposited:||09 Jan 2008|
|Last Modified:||02 May 2011 08:53|
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