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.
- Conf-Presented at 12TH Intersoc. Energy Conversion Eng. Conf., Washington, D. C., 28 Aug. - 2 Sep. 1977.
Langley Research CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Hampton, VA United States 23665
- Korycinski, P F
- Publication Date: 1977-9
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation; Aircraft; Aircraft fuels; Airports; Cryogenic materials; Economics; Electric insulating materials; Fluidity; Freight terminals; Fuel conservation; Fuel systems; Insulating materials; Intermodal terminals; Liquefaction; Liquid hydrogen; Storage facilities; Subsonic aircraft; Transport aircraft; Vehicle design
- Identifier Terms: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft design
- Old TRIS Terms: Cryogenic fluid storage
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Economics; Energy; Freight Transportation; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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