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Curved and conformal high-pressure vessel

United States Patent

9,476,546
October 25, 2016
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A high-pressure vessel is provided. The high-pressure vessel may comprise a first chamber defined at least partially by a first wall, and a second chamber defined at least partially by the first wall. The first chamber and the second chamber may form a curved contour of the high-pressure vessel. A modular tank assembly is also provided, and may comprise a first mid tube having a convex geometry. The first mid tube may be defined by a first inner wall, a curved wall extending from the first inner wall, and a second inner wall extending from the curved wall. The first inner wall may be disposed at an angle relative to the second inner wall. The first mid tube may further be defined by a short curved wall opposite the curved wall and extending from the second inner wall to the first inner wall.
Croteau; Paul F. (Columbia, CT), Kuczek; Andrzej E. (Bristol, CT), Zhao; Wenping (Glastonbury, CT)
Goodrich Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
14/ 671,787
20160281926
March 27, 2015
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This disclosure was made with government support under contract No. DE-AR0000254 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the disclosure.