Accession Number : AD0288936

Title :   MATERIAL-EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR RADIATION ON CERTAIN FUEL TANK SEALANTS AND PRESSURE SEALANTS

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/FORT WORTH TEX

Personal Author(s) : PRICE,H.M.

Report Date : 02 NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Studies were made to determine effects of nuclear radiation at ambient reactor temperature (without fuel immersion and during fuel immersion) upon specific physical properties of 3 sealing compounds, (EC 1610, EC-1520, PR-1422), and 7 other materials. The greatest change in physical properties occurred during irradiation at flux 2 (3000 kw, 20 hrs. Of the fuel tank sealants, EC-1520 appeared the least affected by nuclear radiation. Of the other materials, a carbon black material appeared to be the least affected by radiation.

Descriptors :   *SEALING COMPOUNDS, AIRCRAFT, FUEL TANKS, FUSELAGES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, NUCLEAR PROPULSION, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, RADIATION EFFECTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE