Accession Number : AD0286879

Title :   CALCULATION OF THE STRENGTH OF CRASH-RESISTANT FUEL CELLS FOR THE WINGS OF A TWIN-ENGINE AND A FOUR-ENGINE TRANSPORT AIRPLANE

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : HILLMAN,D.A. ; SCHROERS,R.J.

Report Date : APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Crash-resistant wing fuel tanks for aircraft are being studied. From previous tests, it was determined that the rubber-impregnated nylon fabric tank possesses the greatest merit for preventing fu l spillage during crashes. A method is presented by which crash-test data, obtained previously, can be applied in determini g the strength of fuel cells installed in the wings of actual aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FUEL TANKS, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, AVIATION SAFETY, IMPACT SHOCK, IMPREGNATION, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, MATERIALS, NYLON, PRESSURE, RUBBER, SHEAR STRESSES, STRESSES, TABLES(DATA), TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE