THE LIQUID HYDROGEN OPTION FOR THE SUBSONIC TRANSPORT: A STATUS REPORT

Continued subsonic air transport design studies include the option for a liquid hydrogen fuel system as an aircraft fuel conservation measure. Elements of this option discussed include: (1) economical production of hydrogen; (2) efficient liquefaction of hydrogen; (3) materials for long service life LH2 fuel tanks; (4) insulation materials; (5) LH2 fuel service and installations at major air terminals; (6) assessment of LH2 hazards; and (7) the engineering definition of an LH2 fuel system for a large subsonic passenger air transport.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf-Presented at 12TH Intersoc. Energy Conversion Eng. Conf., Washington, D. C., 28 Aug. - 2 Sep. 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  USA  23665
  • Authors:
    • Korycinski, P F
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-74089
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM