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NASA Prototype All Composite Tank Cryogenic Pressure Tests to Failure with Structural Health Monitoring

R. J. WERLINK, F. PENA

Abstract


This Paper will describe the results of pressurization to failure of 100 gallon composite tanks using liquid nitrogen. Advanced methods of health monitoring will be compared as will the experimental data to a finite element model. The testing is wholly under NASA including unique PZT (Lead Zirconate Titanate) based active vibration technology. Other technologies include fiber optics strain based systems including NASA AFRC technology, Acoustic Emission, Acellent smart sensor, this work is expected to lead to a practical in-Sutu system for composite tanks.

doi: 10.12783/SHM2015/362


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