SHOOT dewar support strap design and performance.

Author(s) : WEINTZ K. F., BASCI M. I., UBER J. M.

Type of article: Article


The Superfluid Helium On-Orbit Transfer (SHOOT) experiment consists of two dewars and associated avionics to facilitate transfer tests in orbit. In each dewar the cryogen tank is suspended from the vacuum shell by six fibreglass composite support strap assemblies. The strap design requires that a preload tension be maintained throughout the mission. The prediction of the required strap preload and the application of actual preload are presented. Methods for tracking the preload as well as actual preload histories are also discussed.


  • Original title: SHOOT dewar support strap design and performance.
  • Record ID : 1995-1433
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Cryogenics - vol. 34 - n. 5
  • Publication date: 1994/05


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