Accession Number : AD0282915

Title :   TEST DEVICE FOR THE DYNAMIC EVALUATION OF AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEM MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES

Corporate Author : BOEING CO WICHITA KANS WICHITA DIV

Personal Author(s) : MIDDLETON,LYLE G.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A test device that is capable of simulating, on a small scale, the dynamic loads and environmental conditions present in actual aircraft integral fuel tanks was successfully developed and tested. Sixteen integral test tanks were sealed with eight different sealing systems and evaluated on the dynamic test device. Five of the eight sealing systems were considered very satisfactory and judged equal in ability to provide a reliable sealing system. The remaining systems (a fluorocarbon fillet sealed system and two structural adhesive systems) were considered unsatisfactory because of excessive leakage. The effects of a jet fuel anti-icing additive (Phillips Fuel Additive No. 55MB) on the sealing materials used in the test tanks and in laboratory control tests were also evaluated. The anti-icing additive was compatible with all of the sealing materials tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FUEL SYSTEMS, *FUEL TANKS, *TEST EQUIPMENT, DESIGN, FREEZING POINT DEPRESSANTS, FUEL ADDITIVES, FUEL SEALS, JET ENGINE FUELS, JOINTS, MODEL TESTS, SEALING COMPOUNDS, SIMULATION, SLOSHING, STRESSES, STRUCTURES, TEMPERATURE, TEST METHODS, TORQUE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE